Ashley Graham was extremely candid about her pregnancy, and that hasn’t changed since giving birth to her son, Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin. Graham and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child on January 18th, and she recently posted a pic showing off her postpartum body. She explained to her fans that “it’s been tough” and “it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.”
Graham posted a mirror selfie that showed the model wearing a black sports bra and gray disposable underwear. She wrote in the caption that she had no idea what women went through after giving birth.
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Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too🙋🏻♀️ After all these years in fashion I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are! No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies! It’s been tough, but my friend Chelsea @cmrh and ceo at @fridamom is making waves and starting honest conversations. It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through. All their stuff she sent me has been a life saver.
“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” wrote the 32-year-old. “After all these years in fashion, I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!”
Graham added that no one talks about the recovery and healing that new moms go through, especially the messy parts. She then gave a shout out to her friend Chelsea who is the CEO of Frida Mom, a company that sells must-haves for labor, delivery, and postpartum.
The model wrote that it’s unbelievable that society still faces obstacles when it comes to talking about what women really go through, and the products her friend sent her have “been a life saver.”
While Graham has been extremely open and honest about her pregnancy and life as a first-time mom, she has kept baby Isaac’s face hidden. She has posted pics of his hands, and she also shared a pic of her breastfeeding while Ervin looked on.
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I remember holding Isaac for the first time and telling Justin, “Now we’re family forever” I have so many reasons to be grateful; all of the love and support from this amazing community, an incredible husband, and a beautiful baby who has opened my eyes to just how amazing this world really is. @mrjustinervin and Isaac, thank you for being my favorite @prettybigdealpod guests so far ❤️
Graham officially introduced baby Isaac in a recent episode of her Pretty Big Deal podcast. Her special guests for the episode were her husband and son, but the couple still managed to keep Isaac’s face hidden.
The couple explained the meaning behind their son’s name. Isaac was a name that Ervin thought of when he was a child, and the couple landed on Menelik – which means “son of the wise” – after a trip to Ethiopia when they learned that the country’s first emperor was named Menelik I.
Ashley Graham also revealed that she gave birth to Isaac via a water birth at home without any medication.
“Seeing you with tears in your eyes and saying, ‘I can see his head’ gave me so much strength to just push him out, and I really needed that,” Graham told Ervin.