We're Pregnant and It's Okay!
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We're Pregnant and It's Okay!

Black Doll Enthusiast


Until earlier today, this couple had been expecting their bouncing baby since the father's box date of 1992.  Father-To-Be and Mommy-To-Be dolls were manufactured by Judith Corporation.  They are 12 and 11-1/2 inches tall, respectively. 


Here's a close-up.   Doesn't Dad look just too excited? 


Mommy-To-Be "carried" the baby in her abdominal cavity.  Its gender was unknown prior to purchase. 



A look inside


The bouncing baby boy

The proud couple gave birth to a bouncing baby boy earlier today after I deboxed them and removed the tummy plate from Mommy for the first time in 19 years.


Mommy-To-Be in the postnatal state

Originally sold through FAO Schwarz, interestingly, for ages 3 and up, I purchased this pair from a fellow collector. 

The side panel of Mommy-To-Be's box lists the following, separately sold items:
  • Accessory set with before and after pregnancy clothing
  • Her Husband [as shown above], the Father-to-Be Doll
  • 8 different maternity outfits
  • 2 different sets of accessories for the baby, such as a baby carrier, a walker, and also a baby carriage
These dolls were on the market several years prior to Mattel's controversial Happy Family (2002), which included the pregnant (yet) married-to-Alan, MidgeMidge's marital status did not prevent the backlash Mattel received from angry parents who felt the dolls' "having a baby" theme was in poor taste and a bad influence on children.   I do not recall any controversy surrounding the Father- and Mommy-To-Be-Dolls, do you?
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