Baby Girl Malan Maternity Photos

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I figured at 38 weeks pregnant it was time to take a few maternity photos before I run out of time! This pregnancy was a little different than my others.  I took a pregnancy test in preparation for my wisdom tooth removal which was negative so we were all set to go.  Got my tooth removed, and didn’t react well to the pain meds and was sick for a couple of days.  Then Christmas came, and my brother in law married the cutest girl ever, and I was still feeling a little queasy off and on and took another test – which was negative.  I attributed the queasiness to flu season and wrote it off.

Pregnancy no.4 Cravings: Around new years I was craving ruffles and sour cream and onion dip and basically anything super salty and my friend Jaime laughed and kept telling me to go get another test.  Taking three kids out is a hassle so I just never went.  Then one day she finally talked me into it and came over so our kids could play, and made me take my test which was positive right away.  I called my Dr immediately because I was concerned about having my wisdom teeth removed while being pregnant, and found out that he had passed away unexpectedly that morning of a heart attack caused by a blood clot at age 57.  Dr Baxter was my doctor for the past 12 years and delivered all three of my other kids and will be greatly missed.

How I told David:  After I stopped bawling in shock about my Dr passing away, Jaime suggested we should think of a fun way to tell David; so we decided to send him pictures of groups of things in fours and see if he got it.  I sent pictures of: 4 pears, 4 barbies, 4 pillows, 4 pencils, and 4 baby shoes, and he didn’t think anything of it. So finally I just had to tell him.

Telling our kids: They were even more excited than I thought they would be.  Except for our middle child.  He was 3 at the time.  We told them at dinner and he started crying uncontrollably.  We couldn’t figure out why, and I finally realized that I had said, ” Guess what guys!?  We’re getting a new baby!”  And he was upset that we were going to be getting rid of his little brother and getting a different baby instead.  Whoops.  After we explained my mistake he was really excited and insisted that it was a girl.  Turns out he was right.


 Many thanks to my talented photographer friend Addie Lillian for my beautiful maternity photos.

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4 thoughts on “Baby Girl Malan Maternity Photos

  1. So you’re photos are absolutely GORGEOUS – you and penny together. so beautiful! I’m going to have to do photos with my girls the next time around for sure.
    but most of all i loved reading everything you shared about this pregnancy. I’m so sorry to hear about your doctor – that’s so sad!

    the story about telling the kids was so cute! Poor little guy!

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