Emily Ratajkowski welcomes 'beautiful' first child with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard

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Elise Brisco, USA TODAY
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Emily Ratajkowski and her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard are welcoming a new bundle of joy.

In a Thursday Instagram post, the model and actress, 29, revealed the birth with a photo of her breastfeeding her baby Sylvester, who was born Monday.

"Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life," she wrote.

In October, Ratajkowski confirmed she was pregnant in a Vogue write-up. In the piece, she opened up about how she and her husband refused to answer questions about their child's gender.

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"We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then," she wrote. "Everyone laughs at this. There is a truth to our line, though, one that hints at possibilities that are much more complex than whatever genitalia our child might be born with: the truth that we ultimately have no idea who – rather than what – is growing inside my belly."

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She added how she also had concerns about having a boy, fearing that her young child may "gain a sense of entitlement."

"I’ve known far too many white men who move through the world unaware of their privilege, and I’ve been traumatized by many of my experiences with them," she wrote. "It’s shocking to realize how early young boys gain a sense of entitlement – to girls’ bodies and to the world in general."

Emily Ratajkowski attends the Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on Feb. 20, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
Emily Ratajkowski attends the Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on Feb. 20, 2020 in Milan, Italy.

Despite earlier fears, the new mom received many congratulatory messages on her new motherhood journey.

Fellow model and mother Ashley Graham wrote: "Welcome to the world Sly!'"

"When are you going to lose the baby weight?" Amy Schumer who had a baby boy in 2019 joked, leaving a heart emoji.

Singer Halsey, who is currently expecting her first baby, commented: "CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!!!!"

More: Emily Ratajkowski marries Sebastian Bear-McClard in a surprise city hall wedding

Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard tied the knot in 2018. The "Gone Girl" actress also announced her nuptials on Instagram, saying she had "a surprise" to share.

"I got married today," she wrote on her Instagram story with a selfie of herself getting a kiss from Bear-McClard. After the story announcement, she followed up with a post of her and her new hubby hugged up and all smiles with an emoji of a wedding band surrounding the words "ny," a nod to their private New York City Hall wedding ceremony.

Contributing: Charles Trepany and Bryan Alexander

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Emily Ratajkowski gives birth to baby with Sebastian Bear-McClard