Back in mid January, model Ashley Graham and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child into the world. The couple had a baby boy and named him Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin. Earlier today on Graham’s podcast “Pretty Big Deal” she and her husband opened up about their home birth and what parenthood has been like for the happy couple. After sharing the highly-anticipated podcast, Graham took to Instagram and wrote, “Couldn’t hold back my tears on today’s @prettybigdealpod episode.”
She continued the caption with, “Nothing prepares you for just how magical and intense giving birth is. Holding my baby for the first time is a moment I’ll never forget. Such a special moment in my life deserved a BIG announcement!”
In the podcast, Graham started off the episode by getting into the details about her natural, at-home birth.
“Now, I have to say now that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do…Like, there’s nothing that could come way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard I can’t handle that.’ I went through laboring for six hours, naturally.”
The empowered mama continued to explain that though it was difficult, she was thankful that she chose the option that she did, feeling it gave her more control and assisted in putting her anxiety at ease.
While in conversation with her husband, Graham said, “If I would have had the birth at a hospital, I think my anxiety would have been through the roof. But because I was here, the lights were dim, it was a chill environment, I got to eat whatever food I wanted to, I got to be in bed, I could be in the pool.”
As the topic of the actual birthing process began to fade out, the couple became emotional as they breached the topic of their baby boy.
Graham began to tear up as she continued with, “And seeing you with tears in your eyes saying, ‘I can see his head,’ gave me so much strength to just push him out and I really needed that…Literally, a moment later, we sat back. He was on my chest and he was looking you in the eyes…And I said to you, ‘We’re a family forever now.'”
Right after finishing her sentence, Ervin and Graham brought out the guest of honor, baby Isaac. While showing off the precious boy in his podcast debut, the couple also got into the specifics of how they came up with his name, explaining that every part of his name has meaning and purpose.
Ervin jumped in stating, “everything in [Isaac’s] name is pointing to legacy. Whether it’s, you know, Isaac with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Menelik, you know, the royal African roots.”
The couple appears to be overjoyed at their bundle of joy, and fans look forward to watching their family flourish.