Mum of 7 who kept pregnancy secret stuns dad with call to say she’s had twins

This is the heart warming moment a mum who kept her pregnancy secret during the pandemic breaks the good news to her dad – she’s had twins.

Jaimie Harris, 41, found out she was having two little ones four months before the birth, but decided to keep it quiet as she was concerned about her father Michael’s health.

She gave birth to twins Betty Vera Hemson and Bertie Harris Hemson and told her dad, 64, on an emotional video call.

The mum revealed she had given birth to a boy and showed him Bertie first.

But when she panned the camera over to Betty, Michael realised they were twins and the happy grandad burst into tears.

The new arrivals make Jaimie of Sudbury, Suffolk, a mum-of-seven, having only given birth to baby Reggie a year earlier.

She said: “I had Reggie in January 2020 so we didn’t know we were pregnant as I was still feeding him.

“I then found out it was twins but due to my dad’s ill health decided not to tell him as didn’t want to stress him out, so if dad didn’t know – no one would.

“I found out it was twins at my scan in August – it was a major shock as Reggie was only seven months old and all my children have been c-sections so was very worried too.

“There’s so much rubbish going on with Covid we wanted to share a little happiness with friends and family for a change.

“I’m so happy with the way we did our reveal and the comments have been amazing – so glad we did it this way.”

School cook Jaimie and her partner Craig now have five children together, including Henry and Teddy Hemson, eight and seven.

Jaimie also has two children from a previous marriage, Mia and Harry Warburton, 19 and 16.

“All the family has met the twins and all get on great,” said Jaimie, who gave birth to them on January 11 at Colchester Hospital.