Touching love letters from Chris Watts's wife before he murdered her and their daughters revealed in new Netflix doc

A PREGNANT Shanann Watts sent her husband Chris love letters and texts weeks before he killed her and their two tot daughters, according to a new Netflix documentary streaming on Wednesday.

'American Murder: The Family Next Door' paints Shanann, 34, as a loving and caring wife going above and beyond for her husband and her two toddler daughters, even when their marriage started to fall apart.

″I miss and love you so much,″ Shanann sent in a text to Chris, 35, after learning she was pregnant. ″I am still in shock that we are having a little boy! I am so excited and happy!″

"Thank you for letting me hold you this morning," she wrote. "It felt good!"

″I will always fight for our marriage — and you!″ she wrote in a letter to Chris. ″I love you baby with all my heart."

News of the pregnancy didn't last long however. Chris killed Shanann when she was 15 weeks pregnant.

Shanann wanted to share the information with Chris in a video she posted, showing her wearing a t-shirt reading "Oops…we did it again."

The video, filmed on May 29, 2018 shows Chris walking through the door, pausing as he walks in, smiling and reading Shanann's shirt before saying "We did it again."

According to court documents however, Chris told his mistress, Nichol Kessinger, he didn't know Shanann was pregnant until she was reported missing.

Watts apparently told Kessinger the baby "was not his" despite authorities saying they disproved Watts' claims that his wife cheated on him.

Chris strangled his wife on August 13, 2018 in their Colorado home. He then killed his two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, at his job site at an oil field.

Watts was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is currently housed at Dodge Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Waupun, Wisconsin.

Prison rules stipulate he is under watch 23 hours a day, with one hour of recreational time, and can have photos and a Bible. Next to his bed are photos of his family.

A source close to Watts told PEOPLE last year he found religion while incarcerated. "A day doesn't go by – a minute doesn’t go by — where he doesn’t think about his family," the source said. ″He's in a hell of his own making.″

Watts even proclaimed himself a "servant of God" in a letter he wrote to his mom in June 2019. "I’m still a Dad! I’m still a son! No matter what. Now, I can add servant of God to that mix!″

The Netflix documentary is available for streaming on September 30.

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