Fann-tastic new mum

Fann-tastic new mum

Well, not yet, but that's what local actress Fann Wong will be when she pops in a few months. Until then, this sexy mum-to-be is enjoying her pregnancy to the fullest.

Baby names and outfits can wait!

You wouldn't have been able to tell that Fann was preggers if you didn't already know about it. Her baby bump is barely perceptible under her loose white shift, just a slight curve in her otherwise still enviably svelte silhouette when we meet her back in March.

And she's fresh-faced and alert, even at 9.30am on a Monday morning when she arrived at the studios for our cover shoot.

But there are signs. How she subconsciously cradles her tummy protectively as she putters around the studio waiting for a makeup touch-up and outfit change; how her handlers fuss over her whenever she gets a break from the flash of the photographer's lens (they bring her a stool to sit on and hydrate her with Perrier). But most of all, there's an undercurrent of joy running through her.

She's radiant, and she giggles good-naturedly every time the photographer teases her about her belly ("I feel fat!" she trills). Yes, Fann's in a great mood, and who could blame her? This pregnancy is, after all, a blessing, albeit a slightly late one for the 43-year-old and husband Christopher Lee.

"When my doctors - who were in tears! - first confirmed the pregnancy, we were both in happy disbelief," she recalls. "Chris was like, 'Is this accurate?'... even after the blood test came back. It didn't sink in until the morning sickness started.

From then on, I was hardly out of the house, partly because I couldn't stop throwing up - I couldn't even run to the bathroom in time! Also, I became really absent-minded - I'd forget things people told me within five minutes. It only started getting better recently."

Pregnancy at 43 sure isn't a walk in the park - Fann, who at press time is about four months pregnant, is currently taking a break from projects and resting at home. And there's the added pressure of the entire nation's attention on what's possibly one of the most high-profile pregnancies in recent history. But she's taking it all in her stride.

"I don't do many interviews - I get tired easily," she says. "I just want to fully enjoy the experience of being pregnant. Even with the morning sickness, the entire journey has been incredible and I don't want to think of anything else. I want to be fully present for my baby."

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