Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel Welcomes Son Ariel: 'He Couldn't Be More Perfect'
"These are the most precious gifts life has given me. I am a lucky woman to be their mommy," the Victoria's Secret Angel captioned a photo of her sons
Anacan is a big brother!
In the adorable up-close photo, the newborn is grasping his model mama’s finger while dressed in a snuggly-looking baby outfit.
“Blessed,” Swanepoel wrote atop the image, drawing an orange neon heart around the sweet bonding moment. She later added a photo of herself with her new baby, captioning it, “Thank you so much for all the well wishes … Our little man was born this morning at home and he couldn’t be more perfect.”
On Sunday, Swanepoel confirmed her son’s name, captioning a photo of her two boys, “These are the most precious gifts life has given me. I am a lucky woman to be their mommy, to help guide them through this thing called life…….. Now they will always have each other 💙Anacan & Ariel💙 #brothers”
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The Victoria’s Secret Angel, 29, announced her pregnancy in December, sharing a photo of herself cradling her baby bump in an off-the-shoulder green gown and writing, “Christmas came early #2.”
In January, Swanepoel revealed she was expecting another son, posting a sweet video of Anacan kissing her growing baby bump while the duo relaxed outside, enjoying the sun.
She captioned the post with a simple “My boys,” followed by two hearts and the boy emoji.
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Swanepoel — who has shown off her baby bump over the duration of her pregnancy in beautiful dresses, bathing suits and even a nude photo celebrating the female form — told PEOPLE in August that she doesn’t “wanna put anyone off of having kids” after delivering Anacan.
“I think society has made women afraid of giving [birth naturally], but it’s totally doable if you prepare yourself in the right way,” she said. “I was actually surprised how quickly the body can go back. We’re amazing creatures.”