Candice Swanepoel's son Anaca [Instagram]

Candice Swanepoel's son Anaca [Instagram]

Candice Swanepoel has shared the first picture of her newborn son Anaca.

The 27-year-old model and her fiancé Hermann Nicoli welcomed their first child together on Friday (07.10.16) and one day later Candice took to Instagram to post a sweet black and white picture of the tot.

She captioned the image: "Life is sweet".

Hermann shared the same picture and wrote: "Meet our little Angel, Anaca. Much love for our baby boy and you, Mommy."

The Victoria's Secret beauty and Hermann, 34, have been together for 11 years and got engaged last year.

She revealed at her safari-themed baby shower in August that she planned to call the baby Anaca.

Pictures posted online from the event showed Candice posing in front of a beautiful table of animal-themed goodies as well as a toy giraffe and tiger. On the wall blue letters spelling out the baby's name, which is a Brazilian word for bird, were visible.

Meanwhile, following her son's birth, photographer Jerome Duran publicly congratulated Candice by posting a nude image he had taken of Candice when she was pregnant.

He captioned the black and white image: "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAMA Congratulations!! @angelcandices @hermannicoli Welcome Anaca!!! Already sooo much LOVE for you and the new family! (sic)"

Since the news of Anaca's birth was announced, Lily Aldridge - the model who is a good friend of Candice - took to Instagram to congratulate her and Behati Prinsloo, who also recently had her first child.

She wrote: "Words cannot express how much I love these mamas!!! Congrats. (sic)"