How I Met Your Mother Actress Gives Birth
Actress Cobie Smulders of the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother on CBS has given birth to a baby girl according to news stories online. Smulders and her fiancé Taran Killam welcomed the first addition to their family on May 16. Somehow the couple managed to keep the news under the radar until the story recently broke in People magazine.
The baby’s name is Shaelyn Cado Killam.
Smulders and Killam became engaged in January 2009. They had shared their happy news with the world in November of last year. She revealed her baby news only a month after co-star Alyson Hannigan announced that she too was expecting a baby. Hannigan’s daughter was born in March.
Smulders has been quoted in interviews about bonding with her co-star about their pregnancies. “You really can’t help it, because you have babies on the brain, and you can’t help but talk about it a lot,” she said. “From creams, doctors, birth methods, dilation … You talk about everything.”
Hannigan also appreciated having something of a kindred spirit in Smulders. She said, “It’s nice because we can just talk about babies all day long, and not be like, ‘Okay, this person has to be sick of this,’ because you know that she’s just as excited as I am.”
Creative ways writers hid Cobie’s pregnancy
Executive producer and co-creator of the sitcom, Craig Thomas was quoted as saying, “After the shock wore off, we found a way to write around it or have fun with it.” Tricks they used to hide the pregnancies included loose clothing, big handbags strategically placed, and standing behind set pieces.
Fans of the show may remember a particular episode in which Hannigan’s character Lily won an eating contest. She used her pregnant tummy to show how full she was. Still, despite their best efforts the expectant moms did have to miss a few episodes. Thankfully both women now have happy and healthy bundles of joy.
Congratulations to Cobie Smulders and her fiancé Taran Killam on the birth of their daughter. If anything, she will have real life experience to draw on should the show’s producers ever decide to make her character a mom.