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Before Paris Hilton welcomed her 2-month-old son Pheonix via surrogacy, she wanted to feel a special connection to him. So she came up with a unique – yet brilliant! – idea, and we actually love it.
In a new interview with Rolling stones published yesterday, the Paris: The Book of Memories the author revealed that she encouraged her son’s surrogate to watch “episodes of The simple life while pregnant so the fetus would get used to the sound of its mother’s voice,” according to the broadcast.
Can you imagine? You’re carrying Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum’s secret baby, a baby so secret that his own grandparents didn’t even know about him, and you’re tasked with making a list of rules. Probably things like: drink tons of water, don’t tell anyone whose baby you’re carrying, and oh, BTW, watch one of the best reality shows of the early aughts to prepare.
It’s funny, but when you think about it, it’s also pretty clever!
According to the American Pregnancy Association, unborn babies can hear sounds outside the body around 27 to 29 weeks pregnant. They may even be able to recognize certain sounds and voices with repetition. So Hilton letting her surrogate watch her show sounds weird, but it’s a great way to expose her unborn baby to the sound of her mother’s voice. Looks like it must have worked because Hilton went on to say The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that her son’s “favorite lullaby” is her song, “Stars Are Blind”. Thanks for the creative thinking!
Hilton revealed that after their baby was born, they took him home that night. “It was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m a mom,'” Hilton shared Rolling stones. “My life has just been so public, my whole life has been, just, invaded; I felt like for my baby’s sake, I just wanted him to come into the world and just be here and not have all this weirdness…” We know exactly what she means.
Hilton recently appeared on an episode of The view, where she revealed one of the ways her life has changed since becoming a mother.
“It’s just been … I just feel like a different person. I’m just so in love with him and he just fills my heart with so much love and I just feel like my life is finally complete.” Adorable!
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