post baby bump

One week left until our little cubby arrives…feel like my whole pregnancy has just flown by. Can’t believe baby daddy and I will be parents in 7 days.
Can now take a break from all the uni work as I’m ahead of the curb, just hoping he comes on time now, want to meet him already!👶🏽💙👣

Jerza Week 17 Day 4 - Caress

Rated: M

Words: 900+

FFN

A/N: I’ve exhausted my brain cells in thinking for plots for the themes of day 1 to 3. So please be easy with me on this one and don’t look for plot when reading this. 


The first time Jellal touched her bare body, he was gentle, unhurried and curious. He explored almost every inch of her using not only his hands, but also his lips and tongue. He left burning trails all over her skin, from her chin to her collarbone down to her breasts; from her wrists up to her shoulders to the back of her neck down to the small of her back; and from her waist to her hips to her thighs down to her knees and even ankles. He was enthusiastic in learning every curves of and every sensitive spots on her body, like how an adventurer would have explore a new land they had just discovered.

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Babygate Masterpost

*question: Why aren’t the links so that I can just click them? answer: Tumblr was being a jerk to the OP and the links won’t show up, so just copy and paste the text to see them*

This is for the purpose of having all the links I find most useful in one place and to provide a touchstone for people new to the situation.  This doesn’t contain everything, but it contains a lot of the most vital information up to this point.  I tried to stick with the most verifiable evidence.

Basic Concept

The story that Louis Tomlinson got Briana Jungwirth pregnant and had a baby with her is a lie.  Most likely this is a PR stunt and Briana never had a baby at all, much less Louis’ baby. The evidence is below.

For the concept of how the entertainment industry works, see here.  For more information from other sources, see here.

  • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/126145920328/the-entertainment-industry-is-shady-a-primer-for
  • link2: https://www.tumblr.com/edit/148949137023/bakagamieru.tumblr.com/tagged/analysis+resources

Pre-Planning

  • despite being spotted with at least 5 or more girls (x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x) in the preceding months, for some reason the mother is the only girl the papers identified far ahead of the pregnancy news
    • mother link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3083097/Louis-Tomlinson-dating-American-beauty-Briana-Jungwirth-seen-holding-hands-LA.html
    • x1: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3138691/1D-party-partners-Louis-Tomlinson-Niall-Horan-enjoy-wild-night-emerge-bleary-eyed-club-mystery-brunette.html
    • x2: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3099554/Louis-Tomlinson-parties-early-hours-mystery-blonde-New-York-nightclub.html
    • x3: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3089333/Louis-Tomlinson-parties-hard-favourite-LA-club-Harry-Styles-looks-cheerful-lunch-bandmates-celebrated-Billboard-wins-ex-Taylor-Swift.html
    • x4: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3094021/Louis-Tomlinson-looks-weary-makes-exit-Justin-Bieber-s-LA-mansion.html
    • x5: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3078814/Live-Young-Louis-Tomlinson-Liam-Payne-party-Snoop-Dogg-album-release-bash-Hollywood.html
    • x6: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3077881/Newly-single-Louis-Tomlinson-leaves-LA-club-female-partygoers-enjoys-night-One-Direction-band-mate-Liam-Payne.html
    • x7: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/tvshowbiz/video-1182830/Louis-Tomlinson-bundled-cab-mystery-blonde-LA.html
    • x8: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3075843/Louis-Tomlinson-parties-Liam-Payne-L-hotspot-thanking-fans-support-Zayn-Malik-Twitter-spat.html
    • x9: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3070019/Up-Night-Louis-Tomlinson-looks-bleary-eyed-hits-Los-Angeles-club-friends-partying.html
    • x10: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3055121/One-Direction-s-Louis-Tomlinson-takes-one-girl-room-SIX-hours-late-night-boozy-antics.html
    • x11: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3051880/Newly-single-Louis-Tomlinson-invites-FIVE-girls-hotel-room-boys-night-London.html
    • x12: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3044571/One-Direction-s-Louis-Tomlinson-continues-party-pals-leaves-brunette-beauty-cold-s-whisked-packed-van.html
    • x13: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3041342/Louis-Tomlinson-parties-storm-raunchy-burlesque-club-leaving-early-hours-mystery-blonde.html
    • x14: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3036779/Newly-single-1D-star-Louis-Tomlinson-works-magic-gets-cosy-mystery-blonde-Manchester-nightclub.html
    • x15: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3034892/One-Direction-s-Louis-Tomlinson-enjoys-night-mystery-blonde-beauty-ex-girlfriend-Eleanor-Calder-unfollows-Instagram.html
    • x16: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3015811/The-mystery-girl-Louis-Tomlinson-kissed-Thailand-daughter-multi-millionaire-menswear-designer.html
    • x17: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3006032/One-Direction-s-Louis-Tomlinson-splits-long-term-girlfriend-Eleanor-Calder-pictures-emerge-kissing-mystery-woman-night-pool-party-Thailand.html
    • x18: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2986781/Louis-Tomlinson-parties-London-reports-signed-talent-scout.html
  • the mother’s mother created a Twitter account and followed the People baby account before the pregnancy was known but after the mother had been seen with the father
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137823621203/what-a-coincidence

Lack of Talking

  • the father’s label owner was the first to confirm the pregnancy news rather than the father, the mother, or a rep statement, 5 days after the news first broke
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/124508371043/saltygoodness-digital-spy-uk-the-article-is
  • the father’s bandmate was the first to personally speak about the pregnancy rather than the father
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/125777928428/one-directions-liam-says-louis-is-very-excited
  • the speech used to refer to the pregnancy by both the father and his bandmates was strangely vague, and a Mexican journalist claimed that asking about the baby during interviews was banned
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/125846983283/laratjuhh-btw-its-a-very-exciting-time-is
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/125761015203/dailydoseofziam-swallowsmateforlyfe
    • link3: https://twitter.com/jdquesada/status/669620514323697664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  • the mother’s grandmother was the first one to confirm the birth rather than the mother, the father, or an official rep
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137794535878/trishdishes-granny-is-at-it-again
  • despite making a big deal of another member becoming an uncle previously, not one of the father’s bandmates congratulated him on the birth or on his first Father’s Day publicly
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142396128608/aestheticniallshat-can-we-talk-about-the-fact
  • the father has never said the mother’s name in person and has rarely if ever mentioned her in person

Why No Paternity Test?

  • the pregnancy was announced before a paternity test despite the parents not being in a committed relationship and the father being in a position to be vulnerable to gold-digging
    • link1: http://www.gossipcop.com/louis-tomlinson-paternity-briana-jungwirth-baby-dad-father/
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/03/louis-tomlinson-dna-test-freddie-son/
    • link3: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/singers/louis-tomlinson-net-worth/
  • despite varying timelines on the mother and father dating, the father was definitely out clubbing multiple times a week without the mother from late February to May
    • link: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/119798591456/so-i-am-sure-we-have-all-noticed-the-uptick-in
  • despite claiming the father was dating the mother for months, the father was linked to multiple “mysterious blondes” (x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x) during the months leading up to the conception
    • link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/briana-jungwirths-cousin-claims-louis-7833226
    • links for x’s are in the pre-planning section above
  • the father stated at the Brits that he missed the child after just a day apart and hadn’t left him before, just after that it was reported he was in a custody battle due to being refused the right to see the child, and yet he has traveled away from LA where the baby is many times since then, and he missed the child’s first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/140044596008/goldsforevers-x
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/louis-tomlinson-custody-paternity-baby-mama-son/
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/145063506783/preaching-to-the-convinced-again
  • despite the father stating he wanted children even as a teenager, there are no pictures or videos of the father smiling when talking about the baby before the birth, or smiling at the baby with anywhere near the joy that’s found on his face when he sees any other child
    • link1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwxrPkeAZp4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m28s
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/125863216883/louis-tomlinson-awkwardly-talks-about-becoming-a
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/125855274398/paynoismytype-level-of-louis-enthusiasm-when
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/130722436933/hazandlousohappily-louis-being-asked-about-his
    • link5: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146870111473/louis-baby
    • link6: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146872609263/louis-with-kids
  • the father was only granted “several hours of visitation per week” to the baby and doesn’t seem to have followed through on legal action to try to correct this
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/140060271803/louis-tomlinson-and-briana-jungwirth-reach

Privacy

  • the mother attended the father’s concerts in full view on the floor
    • link1: http://www.j-14.com/posts/briana-jungwirth-spotted-at-one-direction-concert-with-louis-tomlinson-s-family-baby-bump-71667
    • link2: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/louis-tomlinsons-baby-mum-briana-6529130
    • link3: http://www.j-14.com/posts/briana-jungwirth-baby-bump-with-louis-tomlinson-s-family-at-one-direction-concert-72499/photos/briana-jungwirth-baby-bump-one-direction-concert-9-115245
    • link4: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3257709/Fancy-bumping-Pregnant-Briana-Jungwirth-wears-outfit-cheer-babydaddy-Louis-Tomlinson-second-1D-show.html
  • used a public twitter with her name in the title and talked to fans on it
    • link: http://www.j-14.com/posts/briana-jungwirth-twitter-realbjungwirth-louis-tomlinson-freddie-98395/photos/briana-jungwirth-twitter-1-147236#photo-anchor
  • created a twitter for the baby
    • http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138260436558/sexatoxbridge-isnt-that-a-bit-weird-haha
  • used a public instagram with her name in the title, gave out an email address
    • link: *broken link
  • has a public snapchat
    • link: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146873056061/haroldslovebites-when-you-claim-to-want-privacy
  • participated in many, many different occurrences of pappings, with the baby as well
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/144578449258/anyonewitheyescanseeit-i-mean-honestly
    • link2: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/KQ0S-ud3eVY/Briana+Jungwirth+Steps+Out+Baby+Freddie+Reign
    • link3: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3302795/Louis-Tomlinson-s-baby-mama-Briana-Jungwirth-reveals-growing-bump-grabs-lunch-go.html
    • link4: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3628893/Louis-Tomlinson-s-former-flame-Briana-Jungwirth-shows-post-baby-body-skimpy-white-bikini.html
    • link5: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3420091/Louis-Tomlinson-s-ex-Briana-Jungwirth-looks-incredible-pictured-baby-son.html
    • link6: http://www.babyrazzi.com/2016/01/29/briana-jungwirth-steps-out-with-baby-freddie/
    • link7: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3167411/Louis-Tomlinson-s-pregnant-ex-Briana-Jungwirth-looks-calm-casual-s-seen-time-revealed-having-baby.html
    • link8: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3412628/Briana-Jungwirth-spotted-time-giving-birth-Louis-Tomlinson-s-child.html
    • link9: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/158133986048/the-pics-are-from-lemonlight-again
    • bonus link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4241578/Briana-Jungwirth-shows-slim-pins.html
  • made product promotion agreements
    • http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146867536798/briana-social-media-promotional-deals
  • held an hour long video q&a with fans on Periscope, contemplated a daily vlog
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142997802608/at-your-liberty-at-your-liberty
    • link2: http://brianaxjungwirth.tumblr.com/post/142946480675/briana-and-olivias-periscope-live-stream
    • link3: http://www.meltyfan.it/one-direction-louis-tomlinson-briana-con-freddie-scatenata-sui-social-e-la-privacy-video-a197480.html
    • link4: http://louisahassurrendered.tumblr.com/post/146867967864/direct-briana-quotes
  • follow her own update and fan accounts
    • link: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146872850656/corpidicarta-briana-claims-she-is-posting
  • the mother’s family also bought multiple domain names, some of which were unrelated to the baby but were related to the father’s band
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138283183588/indreamsbegin-brianas-aunt-registered-all-of
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/29/louis-tomlinson-son-freddie-website-domain/?adid=TMZ_Search_Results
    • link3: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146316203501/about-those-urls
  • summary
    • link: http://stephaniesoteriou.tumblr.com/post/146895415450/fame-seeking-briana-jungwirth-blasted-as-a
  • despite chastising paps, the father was papped many times with the baby, often in the same area
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146779238228/louis-tomlinson-pleads-for-privacy-for-son-freddie
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141640870893/niallhorantheirish-louis-and-oli-out-in-los
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142020024358/niallhorantheirish-louis-and-oli-in-los-angeles
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/144764219918/1direction-updates-louis-with-freddie-in-los
    • link5: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/144080582358/niallhorantheirish-louis-and-freddie-in-los
    • link6: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143451149738/thetomlinsondaily-2604
    • link7: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143086409293/thetomlinsondaily-1904
    • link8: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142828330268
    • link9: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142467133468/thetomlinsondaily-credit
    • link10: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143223651778/starbucks-things
    • link11: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141604506838/brianaxjungwirth-louis-was-out-with-freddie-at
    • link12: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141640948693/niallhorantheirish-louis-and-oli-out-in-los
  • the father’s family claimed the reason they weren’t posting pictures is because they wanted privacy for the child, then later posted several pictures
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/140347531748/brianaxjungwirth-johannahs-tweets
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142433011683/lifechangeing-daisytomlinsondeakin-so-pleased
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142424263398/crazymofas-phoeberosetommo123-freddiemy
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141489626463/brianaxjungwirth-johannah-on-facebook
    • link5:http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143177139883/thetomlinsondaily-mrsjohannahdeakin-happy-3
  • the father and mother both showed up in public to exchange the baby multiple times when they could have done it somewhere that’s actually private, such as a gated property, yet the father’s rep put out a statement denouncing paps for invading the child’s privacy
    • link1: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3604368/Louis-Tomlinson-Briana-Jungwirth-awkward-exchange-baby-Freddie-car-park-BANNED-house.html
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/20/louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-baby/
    • link3: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1270100/one-directions-louis-tomlinson-reunites-with-stylist-briana-jungwirth-and-his-baby-son-in-la-without-his-girlfriend-danielle-campbell/
    • link4: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-seen-8013852
    • link5: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3649745/Louis-Tomlinson-heads-coffee-enjoys-day-son-Freddie-Malibu-celebrates-Father-s-Day-new-dad.html
    • link6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwywNHPIpAo&feature=youtu.be&t=2m34s
    • link7: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146779238228/louis-tomlinson-pleads-for-privacy-for-son-freddie

Social Media Control

  • despite being born and raised American, the mother has used British spelling and phrasing on social media, indicating that it’s likely she has someone managing her social media at least part of the time
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142643025628/harryandlouisarehappilystrong
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142472637778/that-regular-chick-madat-55
  • the mother’s grandmother strangely posted on Instagram that she’s only posting “what has been asked of [her]” and doesn’t post without approval
    • https://that-regular-chick.tumblr.com/post/140538603546/cyber-granny-be-smoking-that-stroooong-shit-im
    • *broken link
  • possible scrubbed social media for the mother, also for the mother’s nanny
    • link1: https://m3llybaby.tumblr.com/post/147201415382/jungwirthwunseen-1dhq
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142966473463/what-do-you-mean-born-in-november-2015

Other Illogical Statements and Situations

  • the mother supposedly stated that she’s worried the new girlfriend could be a crazy fan despite the new girlfriend being with the father for at least 6 months
    • link1: http://www.tmz.com/2016/06/30/louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-danielle-campbell-custody-battle/?adid=TMZ_Search_Results
    • link2: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/who-louis-tomlinsons-new-girlfriend-7050102
  • at the time of the previous statement the mother also supposedly stated that a condition of her agreeing to an arrangement with the father is that he not use a nanny despite the fact that she has a nanny herself
    • link1: http://www.tmz.com/2016/06/30/louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-danielle-campbell-custody-battle/?adid=TMZ_Search_Results
    • link2: http://www.j-14.com/posts/briana-jungwirth-twitter-realbjungwirth-louis-tomlinson-freddie-98395/photos/briana-jungwirth-twitter-3-147235
  • despite smoking and using straws being prohibited after oral surgery, the father was pictured doing both after supposedly having oral surgery according to his sister, the story the pictures were used for was mainly about the baby and for some reason heavily featured his bandaid
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143077626168/bromanceshmomance-after-oral-surgery-youll
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143072040198/one-directions-louis-tomlinson-cuts-a-casual
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143077583653/boufantgirl-directionereg-fizzy-replied-to-a
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143086753213/they-want-people-to-focus-on-the-band-aid
  • originally I had left out questions about whether the mother got plastic surgery during the pregnancy (no decent doctor would recommend elective surgery during pregnancy), but new evidence shows the mother has definitely gotten plastic surgery now and that raises the likelihood that the suspected plastic surgery during pregnancy happened
    • link1: https://twitter.com/dellamakai/status/723915773186584576/photo/1
    • link2: http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Nonobstetric-Surgery-During-Pregnancy
    • link3: https://directionereg.tumblr.com/post/150109340025
  • the mother posted a rant about privacy and bullying, then later took down the post but copy and pasted it into a video from a month before before
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/144020158188/crazymofas-brianaashleyjungwirth-this-past
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/144376267183/haroldslovebites-briana-just-deleted-the-video

Media Inconsistency

  • the mother was first reported as a short fling, then as a relationship that started in Jan 2015 and lasted for a few months that would have overlapped with the father’s last long term girlfriend, and it was also reported they dated for a year, then recently it was reported as a one night stand again
    • link1: https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/38775/one-conception/
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138671282093/stylinswooning-louis-tomlinson-dna-test
    • link3: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146727938566/ieruhfierjh-30616-tmz-live-one-direction
    • link4: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/briana-jungwirths-cousin-claims-louis-7833226
    • link5: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138642160798/as-happy-as-tmz-about-louis
    • link6: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146758028201/haroldslovebites-baby-custody-drama-the
  • it was reported that the father was dating the old girlfriend at the same time as he dated the mother, yet it was also reported that the reason he didn’t ask for a paternity test was because he and the mother were dating exclusively when they were together
    • link1: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/briana-jungwirths-cousin-claims-louis-7833226
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/louis-tomlinson-custody-paternity-baby-mama-son/
  • the father’s new girlfriend appeared around November 2015 and yet was reported to have been dating the father for a year in June 2016 when it would have been around 7 months
    • link1: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/who-louis-tomlinsons-new-girlfriend-7050102
    • link2: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146727938566/ieruhfierjh-30616-tmz-live-one-direction
    • link3: http://paynoisbatman.tumblr.com/post/146758028201/haroldslovebites-baby-custody-drama-the
  • the media reported the baby was born on Jan 22nd, but then the birth certificate released indicated the date of birth as Jan 21st, the father also indicated the baby was born Jan 22nd, although this was posted in the early morning, making it somewhat ambiguous
    • link1: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3412892/PICTURED-Louis-Tomlinson-spotted-Briana-Jungirth-welcomed-baby.html
    • link2: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/louis-tomlinson-one-direction-baby-birth-certificate-90315
    • link3: https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/690859667224928256
  • the baby’s due date was reported as multiple conflicting dates
  • the baby was originally reported as a girl and then with the name of Sydney Rain and then was later revealed to be a boy named Freddie Reign
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/135694513798/ive-lost-trackwhen-is-the-baby-actually
    • link2: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/instyle-jumps-gun-announce-birth-louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-baby-six-months-before-due-1525185
    • link3: https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/215511/louis-tomlinson-and-briana-jungwirth-decide-on-unsual-name-for-baby-boy/
    • link4: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBEYEDPL4Z2/?hl=en
  • the pictures of the father with the baby were released on a delayed timeline and deliberately attributed to the wrong dates in some cases
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143344534093/whileyouwereasleep-onmykneesforlarry-so-i
  • the media reported that the father and mother were about to go to court over custody disagreements in Feb, it was alleged the custody argument was temporarily settled under the condition that the father’s new girlfriend not spend time with the baby, yet the father’s new girlfriend was pictured with the baby multiple times and no action to stop it was taken until months later
    • link1: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/26/louis-tomlinson-custody-paternity-baby-mama-son/
    • link2: http://www.tmz.com/2016/02/29/louis-tomlinson-child-custody-girlfriend/
    • link3: http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/03/29/louis-tomlinson-girlfriend-danielle-campbell-meets-son-freddie-picture/
    • link4: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3560475/Louis-Tomlinson-joined-stern-faced-girlfriend-Danielle-Campbell-leisurely-day-son-Freddie-Reign-LA.html
    • link5: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3521894/Louis-Tomlinson-steps-girlfriend-Danielle-Campbell-son-Freddie-plus-mum-Jo-Deakin-stepdad-grandad-TWO-half-siblings.html
    • link6: http://www.tmz.com/2016/06/30/louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-danielle-campbell-custody-battle/
  • another round of custody battle press that happened months later was surrounded by language (“new” girlfriend, newborn child, another newborn) and references that seemed a throwback to when the baby was a newborn, suggesting the articles (and social media posts) had been written in advance about March and held onto until the 2nd custody battle news in July, other things happening around that time were similar to March too
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/147656180383/theres-a-lot-of-surprises
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146906407693/paynespider-lmao-briana-calling-her-almost-6
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146871066428/wait-whats-happening
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146821060158/is-it-just-me-or-do-you-get-the-feeling-people-had
    • link5: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/147600424648/claudiyah-so-youre-telling-me-that-daily-mail
    • link6: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/147977381708/the-rye-social
    • link7: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146764222543/you-know-whats-funny-the-guy-whose-show-louis
  • the pictures of the mother and father used when the pregnancy story first ran were pictures from May that were taken before the pregnancy was known, run by other papers for the dating story but not used by The Sun who didn’t report on the dating story at all, and then only published by The Sun when the baby story surfaced,The Sun being the paper the pap who took the pictures indicated
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138369432358/quietasides-quietasides-fyi-may-2015
  • the part where the father addresses the pregnancy was cut out of one version of an interview that was posted officially
    • link1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTvfzNXsN0&feature=youtu.be
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/131090481868/mytinylou
  • it was reported that the mother went to one of the father’s concerts in Canada, but it seems like the girl pictured wasn’t her and the article was deleted
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/124427604938/scrufflecake-scrufflecake

Pictures

Father’s Side Scarcity

  • despite his baby siblings being featured openly on the father and his mother’s social media, the father and his family rarely post about the baby (especially compared to the mother) and say it’s for privacy reasons
    • link1: https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/status/492031963784839169
    • link2: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGGzeO9L4ZX/?hl=en
    • link3: https://www.instagram.com/p/_pZcwBL4bc/?hl=en
    • link4: https://twitter.com/JohannahDarling/status/584677836662804481?lang=en
    • link5: https://twitter.com/JohannahDarling/status/536374873212190720?lang=en
    • link6: https://www.instagram.com/p/BD7nOavzFbb/?taken-by=mrsjohannahdeakin
    • link7: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDlFwGaTFUU/?taken-by=mrsjohannahdeakin
    • link8: https://www.instagram.com/mrsjohannahdeakin/
  • despite the mother posting baby pictures on a regular basis, the father’s family rarely post and state privacy as the reason
  • the two pictures of the father in color with the baby posted by him are only of his hands and don’t show his face
  • the one full picture of the father holding the baby in color posted online seems to have come from an update account rather than any of the family
    • link: https://twitter.com/1DBoysWW/status/703362841688932352/photo/1
  • while there are quite a few videos of the mother and her family with the baby, there are none of the father with the baby
  • *updated- there’s one video from the baby’s 1st birthday, but only one and it was posted by the mother’s family, it also has no sound and may have been taken on a day other than the actual birthday
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/156202503118/appreciatetommo-brianasrealaccount-special
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/156472868038/theystudyrainbows-i-am-screaming-so-the-js

Father’s Side Photoshop

  • the pictures posted of the father holding the baby on his Instagram appear to be photoshop, one is definite, the other is highly suspect (wrong hair length in both cases, missing tattoo, impossible body position of the baby)
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139712015203/louistopsfuckers-call-me-extra-but-whos-hair
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/159394101723/left-pictures-jan-22-25-28-29-feb-1-2-14
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139634459348/whisperedlouis-part-of-the-dagger-is-directly
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139700619798/use-your-eyes
  • the other picture the father posted showing the father’s hand with the baby also appears to be photoshop (missing scar)
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146272961918/louis-has-a-scar-on-his-little-finger-and-that
  • the other pictures of the father holding the baby posted by others on social media are also suspect of photoshop (humongous hands in proportion, missing tattoo, strange lighting and texture contrast between baby and father)
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141501417453/freddietomlinson-this-is-the-full-picture
    • link2: https://twitter.com/search?q=louis%20tattoo%20since%3A2016-02-25%20until%3A2016-02-27&src=typd&lang=en
    • link3: https://twitter.com/solodjhstan/status/703349912503775232
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143177139883/thetomlinsondaily-mrsjohannahdeakin-happy-3

Mother’s Side Deception

  • there are no pictures of the mother where both her face and her bare bump are visible
  • *updated- there is now 1 picture, posted around a year after the fact, in black and white, and also seeming inconsistent with other pictures from around that time)
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/153269597898/the-3-mths-preg-photo-mess
  • there also seems to be a missing mole on one of the bump pictures where her face isn’t visible
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/160218284328/more-because-theres-a-blog-i-wont-reblog
  • there’s also a picture taken Dec 2015 where the bump seems to have disappeared when it should be there
    • link: http://adifferentkindofson.tumblr.com/post/153303375836/i-had-a-friend-who-saw-these-bump-photos-and-said
  • pictures of other mothers and/or babies were several times falsely attributed by the mother’s family as being the mother and the baby
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137515690068/bitingmetongue
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139507670593/the-larry-hug-lol-nice
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137426447213/exposebiglarries-exposebiglarries
  • the mother’s family seem to have taken a bunch of pictures on one day and released them on social media over the course of a few weeks based on the same clothing being worn by multiple people in them
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142965980708/larry-stole-my-heart-x

Baby Inconsistencies

  • it appears the baby’s ear shape is completely different in two pics taken two days apart
    • http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142432893638/im-not-trying-to-be-rude-or-anything-honestly

Hints From Father

  • around three weeks before the pregnancy news broke, the father picked up a baby doll onstage, unnecessarily repeated “it is not real” multiple times and threw it off stage while wearing a shirt that said “the future is now”
    • link: http://tommosloueh.tumblr.com/post/124246882982/its-not-real-it-is-not-real-270615
  • the father tweeted lyrics from Dirty Dancing a few days before the pregnancy news broke
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/124133823053/hazzaloveslouslittlethings-so-remember-a-couple
  • the second show after the pregnancy news broke, the first song played after the father’s concert was Billie Jean, the lyrics of which should be considered
    • link1: http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/124401203439/itsnotreal-x3
    • link2: http://larryistheoneforme.tumblr.com/post/143676893315/briana-jungwirth-is-not-my-lover-shes-just-a
  • the father followed Matt LeBlanc, well known for the show Friends, right after he was seen in Sunglass Hut the day of the baby’s birth
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138043729573/gryffindorlou-catp-aboutchopsuey-2201
  • the baby’s name, Freddie Reign, aligns closely with Freddie Mercury from Queen who is a well known gay icon, and who the father would have been aware of given the connection to the stuffed bear called Teddy Mercury that educated the fandom on much LGBT+ history and shared the stage with him for the entire last tour
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138195182403
    • link2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_icon
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146860871243
    • link4: http://beccasafan.github.io/rbb/props/
  • the father posted about “Daddy Cool” but those are actually lyrics about a daddy kink and not a baby, and he said it again in person
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137889200373
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/137890564943
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139942997848/lewisandneil-lo-im-daddy-cool
  • the father mentioned Jeremy Kyle and his bandmate mentioned Family Fortunes during the first day he’d addressed the baby extensively in interviews
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/140040077793/quietasides-problems-you-can-get-jeremy-kyles
  • the father followed Ne-Yo who had a paternity scandal
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/146416641823/has-anyone-looked-into-ne-yos-paternity-scandal
  • the father never used to post solo selfies and then suddenly started posting unfailingly morose selfies right around when the baby was born and around events showing the father’s involvement with the baby
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142441297083/louis-selfies
  • almost the only pictures on the father’s Instagram that are in black and white since the pregnancy news are those of him in a picture with the baby or him with his girlfriend who is suspected to be a beard
    • link: https://www.instagram.com/louist91/?hl=en
    • *update: there are now a few more black and white pics but they’re either warning selfies, promo pics, or a pic that may have been taken by the father’s suspected boyfriend
  • all of the pictures on the fathers’ Instagram that show him with the baby are in black and white (*updated- except for 2 which don’t show his face), all the pictures of the father with the baby posted by his mother are also in black and white
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143177139883/thetomlinsondaily-mrsjohannahdeakin-happy-3
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141501417453/freddietomlinson-this-is-the-full-picture

Hints From People Close To The Father

  • the father’s family have made multiple suspicious comments and references pointing towards friction with the mother’s family, the baby not being his or not existing at all
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/141696218378/omg-lottie-latest-like-in-instagram
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/134286097798/saracha33-saracha33-the-tomlinson-deakin
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/134211202458/whats-with-lottie-could-you-explain-thankssss
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139574797508/a-brief-timeline-of-17-feb-2016
    • link5: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139515321028/baby-larry-love-the-thrilling-saga
    • link6: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/126062518678/tinylarents-jay
  • the father’s suspected boyfriend also hinted the day the baby’s birth certificate became public, and made a post that could refer to the father and the mother’s family, and possibly sent another hint onstage, and also posted a lyric to a song with an interesting title right after the baby’s birth (tweeting lyrics as hints being something the father’s suspected boyfriend is well known for), and followed someone with interesting initials right after the mother was doing diet tea promo
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139088941258
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/139030617668/exclusive-louis-tomlinsons-sons-birth
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138776606858/schlaflosonline-so-angela-encouraged-me-to-make
    • link4: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/130503751043/someonethatsfunny-quietasides-little-white
    • link5: https://directionereg.tumblr.com/post/150088617895
    • link6: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/147149730993/harrys-last-follow-on-twitter-billie-j-d-porter
  • the family of the father’s suspected boyfriend also hinted at the baby not being the father’s
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/138296077323/tommosgun-gemma
  • the father’s bandmate made another reference on social media
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/143801971828/lifechangeing-a-sample-of-posts-as-of-3rd-may
  • the father’s supposed-ex bandmate retweeted an interesting reference as well
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/126647782673/zayn-retweeted-a-cartoon-video-where-a-father
    • link2: https://twitter.com/search?q=zayn%20cyanide%20and%20happiness&src=typd
    • link3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gia6xOBRjQE

Retroactive Resolution

  • first the press ran stories bringing up the fan theories even thought the theories were by no means new and hadn’t been reported on much before
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142472549778/lifechangeing-press-about-baby-gate-conspiracy
  • then, a new pap stroll (not an old one) was released with audio where a baby crying was clearly heard and where the father issued an oddly phrased rejoinder to a pap
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142472945093/louellenews-louis-freddie-lottie-tommy
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142488413273/theirstoryofevents-respect-for-the-baby-not
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142488347713/unwindy-x
  • fans called this out for the retroactive fix and attempt to shut down speculation and discredit fans that it was
    • link1: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142488897533/fans-say-theyve-yet-to-show-anything-that
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142473089688/lifechangeing-nice-try-tmz-they-literally
    • link3: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142472584883/louis-tomlinson-my-baby-is-the-real-deal
  • the father’s selfie warnings and black and white pattern were identified and co-opted by the stunt team, by breaking the patterns they tried to diffuse the significance of them
  • the father talked about the baby at the Brits, but this was after having barely talked about it before birth, having acted upset whenever it was brought up before birth, and having repeatedly said he would have no particular responsibilities during the band’s hiatus
  • the father’s bandmate mentioned wanting to see the baby, but this was months and months after it was born, none of the bandmates ever said congratulations on social media, and the excuse for not having seen the child was flimsy at best

Why?

  • as may have become clear above, it’s heavily suspected that the father is actually in an unwillingly closeted relationship with his bandmate
  • the baby situation is one way of closeting them
  • the band as a whole is also nearing a transition away from their old, abusive and incompetent team, to a new team
  • their old team has been trying to underhandedly destroy the reputation of the band as much as possible in order to transfer fans over to their other artists instead, save face in the industry and with the public, lower the value of the band for their future team(s) since they’ll now be competing against their old team’s artists, and possibly out of a twisted personal vendetta against the band
  • using the baby situation to closet the father and his bandmate forces them to push back any plans they might have had to come out which distances the father’s old team from accusations of forced closeting
  • smearing the individuals in the band is part of this campaign
  • because the father getting the mother pregnant looks irresponsible, the father’s lack of interest in the mother makes him look cold, the father’s refusal to get a paternity test and formally establish custody looks naive and stupid, and it could look like the father is willingly participating in a terribly executed, over the top closeting stunt to people who see it’s a stunt and don’t know much about the band otherwise, this stunt functions as a smear campaign against him

Knowing It’s a Stunt, Was There Ever a Baby?

  • no, starting from the assumption that it’s a stunt, it’s extremely unlikely the mother had a baby
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/136495335948/no-baby-heres-why-im-very-skeptical-theres-a
  • it’s unclear if a real baby was used for the stunt for the first month or two after birth, it may have been a combination of dolls and photoshop at first
  • after a certain point it became clear there was a real baby being used, although it’s unclear if there’s been more than one baby playing the role or who exactly the baby or babies belong to, although there are various theories
    • link1: http://adifferentkindofson.tumblr.com/post/152556781406/hi-sorry-there-is-no-way-they-did-not-use-a-reborn
    • link2: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/142424215068/lifechangeing-zoomed-in-version
    • link3: http://thetruthaboutonedirection.tumblr.com/post/142557981251/babygate-masterpost-important-evidence-you-may
    • link4: http://tellmethisisnotlove.tumblr.com/post/144003767569/what-is-going-on-everyone-is-freaking-out-and
    • link5: http://adifferentkindofson.tumblr.com/post/152642920951/shadyshit91-tumblr-comimage152571941406-idk-who

More Resources

The reason I made my own post was to keep things easily accessible, but it was also in order to add proof I think is objectively compelling, especially without too much context being required.  The posts below don’t necessarily fulfill that goal, but it’s always nice to have extra resources.

Babygate

  • my babygate tag and the chronological version of the tag
    • link: https://www.tumblr.com/edit/148949137023/bakagamieru.tumblr.com/tagged/babygate
    • link2: https://www.tumblr.com/edit/148949137023/bakagamieru.tumblr.com/tagged/babygate/chrono
  • more here
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/160163411433/babygate

The Father and His Boyfriend

  • video links here
    • link: http://bakagamieru.tumblr.com/post/160163411433/babygate

“What?” Westley smiles at her, his face lighting up with the same cocky, lopsided grin that never fails to leave Madeleine’s pulse racing.

“I was just wondering,” she begins with a nervous giggle. “I was just wondering what kind of father you would make.”

“I- What?”

“Surely you’ve thought about it by now?”

Westley laughs, apprehension mixing with curiosity in his dark hazel eyes. “And why would you assume that?” he asks.

“Because,” Maddie frowns. “Your girlfriend. Isn’t she…?”

“No?” He looks utterly perplexed. “Carmen’s not… We aren’t… No. Nope. No way. Not at all.”

“But I saw you two?” she presses. “At that baby boutique yesterday?”

“Oh, that!” West chuckles and shakes his head. “Carmen’s younger sister is registered there, and we went to pick up a present for her baby shower.”

Relief floods Madeleine’s face. “So she’s not pregnant?”

“No,” he smirks, amused by the unmistakable jealousy in her questions. “We’re not even really dating, Maddie. She’s not interested in that sort of relationship. At least not with me.”

“Well, her loss then.” And my gain, she thinks, smiling at him flirtatiously.

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Little Bump to Big bump

Watching my bump grow over the past 21 weeks has been incredible. 
I look back now, and look back at pre pregnancy photos and see what i thought was a huge fat stomach and thighs and realise actually, my body wasn’t as bad as i thought and I wish I had appreciated it at the time.

I felt so unattractive and frumpy, but as my bumps grown i’ve realised what a frumpy, lumpy bod really is…
As my stretch marks appear more prominent and aggressive, and my stomach grows, and my legs, feet, face and hands swell to the size of beach balls, I really appreciate my pre-pregnancy body and as much as some days i wish i was like the pregnant woman in the movies, stretch mark free, perfectly proportioned bodies, no swelling and perfect out front bump, but I realise how thats just fantasy and how this is just a sign that my baby is changing my body and i wouldn’t change that for the world.
I may feel like a beached whale with a awful waddle and a lumpy bumpy bod but thats part and parcel and personally just how my body is handling pregnancy.
You don’t get something for nothing and i’d rather have my baby, then the perfect body.
I’ve learnt that no matter how much stretch mark cream and oil you put on, if your body wants to give you stretch marks then unfortunately thats what’s going to happen, i’ve put it on religiously everyday and bathed in the stuff but it’s made not a single difference.

As I get further into the third trimester and the day i meet my perfect, little blessing gets closer, the more stretch marks i’m gaining, the more my face is breaking out into spots and the more i poof out, but my bump grows bigger and bigger and Lucas grows bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger.

I am so excited to meet our little Lucas and there are the little things like being able to paint my toenails without a struggle, shave my legs without breaking into a sweat and being able to put my shoes on my feet again and dress myself.

It’s all worth it and I wouldn’t change it for the world. 
Little Lumpy bear is worth everything in my life that is changing, this is just the beginning.

How long did it take for everyone’s body to bounce back? Did your stretch marks go down at all? Do you all love your post pregnancy bodies now?

My Favourite Moments of the Duchess in 2013

January: Successfully faked enthusiasm for that hideous portrait of her

February: Had a babymoon with Prince William in Mustique

March: Made some entertaining faces at the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Gracefully managed to unhook her heel in a drain grating upon handing out shamrock springs to Irish Guards in Aldershot

Helped to make that adorable Peter Pan collar a trend

Made camping look fun

April: Wore my two favourite pregnancy outfits: the blue dress at The Art Room and the peach ensemble to the Naomi House Children’s Hospice

Turned into the grown-up versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione at the Harry Potter Studio

May: Attracted the most people at the Buckingham Palace garden party

June: Had a cruise ship named after her, Royal Princess, in Southampton 

July: Gave birth to an heir

Endorsed the post-baby bump trend

August: Shared pictures of her very photogenic family, dogs included

Revealed her hair is still perfect in its more natural state at the Ring O’ Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon 

September: Sparkled back into work at the Tusk Trust awards

October: Played volleyball in wedges as she revealed her flat stomach, three months after pushing a human out of her

Christened Prince George and matched his christening outfit

November: Revealed her gray roots

Got the world upset over a hair twirl

Watched a dancer twerk in front of her and Prince William’s face at Only Connect

December: Wore a tiara for the second time of her Royal life

Idris Elba charmed her until she blushed

Made 3D glasses look 100x better

Held hands with Prince William on Christmas

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At Sonia’s insistence they all order the lobster. Joël doesn’t do too much talking, mainly drinking. Roy hasn’t noticed. He’s stoked about Dom coming to visit in a couple of weeks. 

Roy: You’ll have to get that weekend off work so you can come pub crawling with us, dude. 

Sonia: Oh for goodness’ sake, Roy. Why does everything you boys do have to involve vast quantities of alcohol? Why can’t you just see a movie or go fishing or something? Anyway, how are you supposed to improve your sperm and semen quality if you’re getting drunk all the time? It’s so typical of you to only to think of yourself-

Roy: Honey, that’s not fair. You know how much I’ve cut down my drinking over the past few months. Not only that, I’ve stopped having baths and wearing any underwear other than boxers, and I’ve all but given up the smokes. Not to mention fapping, for Christ’s sake-

Sonia: ROY!!!

Roy: …and thanks to all my hard work my last analysis was nearly normal, thank you very much. So I can afford to have a couple when one of my best mates is in town, okay? Besides, with a bit of luck the egg transfer was a success and  you’re sitting there pregnant right now! We don’t know yet, do we? Let’s think positive for a change, okay?

Sonia shakes her head.

Sonia: I’m not pregnant. I know I’m not pregnant. I can’t let myself think positive Roy, otherwise the heartbreak every month would kill me. That’s why I’m not buying pregnancy tests any more. Whenever I get a negative result I just…I want to crawl into bed and never resurface. I just want to hide from the world. Especially from people who are pregnant, people pushing prams, people on social media posting their baby bumps and nursery pictures…I don’t want to hate them but I do. I can’t help it. My bitterness towards them feels like acid eating away at my insides. Why can’t that be me tweeting about my sore boobs and morning sickness and swollen ankles and acid reflux? Why? Why, Roy? Are we being punished for something? What did we do wrong?

Tears roll down her cheeks. Roy reaches for her hand and makes soothing noises. Joël swallows the rest of his double scotch, his third since they arrived. He signals to the drinks waiter for another. 

Sonia: I’m sorry, Joël. I didn’t mean to ruin lunch. Let’s talk about other things. How’s Anita?

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As a Cast Member, I know how special we can make other people’s day with the simplest of things. Yesterday, I learned just how special it truly can be when it was turned around on me. All of these Cast Members were simply lovely and so eager to help and make my day special. Specially Jia, from China. Her note does not just read “It’s A Boy!”, like we’d asked. It’s a small note for my baby, with the meaning of his name in China (outstanding, and overcomes) and it reads; “May you grow up handsome and strong! And all your wishes and dreams come true!”. 

It’s the first experience about my baby that has made me cry.