March 05, 2015 10:35 AM

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Robyn Lawley is a model mama!

The plus-size Sports Illustrated stunner welcomed her first child with partner Everest Schmidt on Thursday, Feb. 26, her rep from Wilhelmina Models confirms to PEOPLE.

Daughter Ripley Dorothy Lawley-Schmidt — who was born in Santa Monica, California, on her maternal grandmother’s birthday — shares her name with Lawley’s grandmother, who passed away during the pregnancy.

“Everest and Robyn are incredibly in love and smitten with their little girl,” a statement reads.

Lawley, 25, shared the first snapshot of her baby girl Monday on Instagram, posting a black-and-white photo of her holding her newborn daughter’s hand.

The new mom — whose dreams came true when she graced the magazine’s pages in February — told Cosmopolitan that the pregnancy was a complete surprise.

“It was unplanned and came a little earlier than expected, but when I found out I was pregnant, I was so excited, ” she said in December.

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The Sports Illustrated issue featuring Lawley is on stands now.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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