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Ashley Graham is celebrating her son's first birthday by reminiscing on the moments before he was born. On her Instagram Stories yesterday, January 27th, the supermodel shared memories from December 19th, 2019, all the way to January 18th, 2020, the day she and husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first baby, Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin.
The first photo memory, from December 19th, 2019, shows Graham striking a pose at home with her eight-months-pregnant belly on full display. Then, later that same day, we get to see the model at work, this time posing for a professional photoshoot. Graham jumps ahead to December 27th, 2019, showing her belly decorated with a sketch of how her baby is positioned inside. "He's so cute! So crazy," she says in the video as she zooms in on her stomach.
Her next photo—which shows Graham sprawled out on the couch—includes no words or context, but we're pretty sure all pregnant moms can relate.
Skipping ahead to January of 2020, showing images of her baby bump, including one of her belly marked "10M!" which caused a lot of confusion at the time, causing Instagram followers to think she was 10 months pregnant, when she was really celebrating 10 million followers.
A memory from January 10th showed Graham trying out acupuncture as a natural way to induce labor. "I love acupuncture, but this was so painful! ... and it didn't work," she wrote.
From a January 18th memory, on the day she went into labor, Graham apparently "went to breakfast with full contractions happening"—and she did so in style, showing off her new Ivy Park beanie, courtesy of Beyoncé.
A few hours later, though, Graham was giving birth with the help of Heart Science Midwifery.
The model ended the trip down memory lane with a photo of Ervin, her new baby boy, and herself laying in bed.
"Six hours of wild, full on and the worst pain of my life contractions later—we met our beautiful son!!!" she wrote.