Model mum Megan Gale gave birth to her second bubba a week ago. She has just shared this new picture on Instagram and we think she’s never looked more beautiful!
The candid photo is of make-up free Megan in her hospital gown, lovingly nursing her new bundle. The photo is a world apart from the glamorous styled magazine shots we are used to seeing of her in, but it is absolutely divine.
The photo is one every mother has in her collection of hospital pics and perfectly encompasses the magic, exhaustion and exhilaration that comes with welcoming a new life.
Still no name
Megan and her partner, AFL player Shaun Hampson, welcomed their baby girl into the world last week, but are still yet to choose a name. But apparently the couple are getting closer to choosing a moniker for their new bub.
“Hard to believe a week has passed since we welcomed our precious girl into the world and our lives. This photo was taken exactly a week ago while I was enjoying my first cuddle with her.
She is yet to be officially named but we’re getting close,” Megan captioned the post.
To announce the safe arrival of her new baby, Megan uploaded this adorable photo of her, Shaun, big brother 3-year-old River and the new baby all holding hands.
WHEN 3 BECOMES 4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Our darling little bun came out of the oven earlier this week 🍞 Sweet little soul. You are already so blessed. Healthy as can be with a family that has fallen head over heels in love with you. A big brother that is already so attentive and protective, (who has also handled all these big changes like a boss ) a Dad who is so smitten with you and that you already have firmly wrapped around your little finger. And myself, who's been so lucky to have carried you in my belly for 9 months and to have had the pleasure and privilege of birthing you into this world (and can I just say .. we nailed it kid 👊🏼). I'm so committed to being the absolute best mother, friend and role model for you. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mama, my darling girl 💖
Thank you for choosing me as your mama
Megan shared some beautiful words in the birth announcement, among them thanking her baby for choosing her to be her mum.
“I’m so committed to being the absolute best mother, friend and role model for you. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mama, my darling girl,” she wrote.
Popped the votes in the mail today for @shampson_ and myself 🌈❤️ #marriageequality #loveislove #voteyes *edit* I've decided to turn the commenting off this post as it saddens me to see the negative remarks about something that should be viewed as a massive positive. Thankfully, the majority of you have been super sweet. ❤️
A gift after miscarriage
Her “darling girl’ is a precious gift with Megan having suffered a miscarriage in 2016. She revealed in January that this pregnancy has been fraught with fear that she may experience the same loss.
“Last year having gone through a miscarriage, that was pretty obviously upsetting,” she told News.com
“So going in to this pregnancy, even when we were trying it’s just so daunting.
“With River I didn’t even really think about anything going wrong … I knew that … anyone can miscarriage, it’s hugely common. But my mind didn’t go there that much.
“Whereas this time it’s been ‘Is it growing enough?’ before every scan it was ‘Am I going to see … is the heartbeat going to be there?’ …‘Am I going to get bad news again?’
We are so pleased Megan, Shaun, and big brother River have welcomed this yet-to-be named bub into their family safely.