American supermodel Emily Ratajkowski and her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard have welcomed their first child. Ratajkowski made the announcement by sharing a photo of her breastfeeding her newborn on Instagram. Along with the perfect golden hour photograph, the new mother also wrote a caption revealing the child’s name.
“New Years Eve Apollo Bear has joined us on the side of the earth. Sly arrived on 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful and loving morning of my life. (sic) “
In October 2020, Ratajkowski had announced her pregnancy, and in a rehearsal for fashion, she had written that she was letting her son choose his gender.
“When my husband and I tell my friends I’m pregnant, their first question after ‘Congratulations’ is almost always, ‘Do you know what you want?’ We like to respond that we will not know the gender until our son is 18 years old and then they will let us know, ”he wrote in the essay.
She had also written about the experience of being pregnant and how it differs between men and women. “My husband likes to say that ‘we are pregnant.’ I tell him that while the feeling is sweet, it is not entirely true. It bothers me that the DNA of his entire family is inside me, but that my DNA is not inside him. “It seems unfair,” I say, and we both laugh. It’s kind of a joke, but like the comment we make about our son’s gender, there is some truth behind it, ”he wrote.
– Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) October 26, 2020
“Pregnancy is an innate loneliness; It is something that a woman does for herself, within her body, no matter what her circumstances are. Despite having a loving partner and many friends ready to share the raw details of their pregnancies, I am finally alone with my body in this experience. There is no one to feel it with me: the sharp muscle aches in the lower abdomen that appear out of nowhere while watching a movie or the painful heaviness of my breasts that now greets me first thing in the morning. My husband has no physical symptoms in ‘our’ pregnancy, another reminder of how different the life experience of a woman and a man can be. “
The first image the model shared of herself and her baby is also commendable, because she is trying to normalize the body and breastfeeding after pregnancy, both of which are natural results after delivery.