“I felt a little nervous,” the Victoria’s Secret model, 28, tells PEOPLE of her first time back on the runway. “It was probably a good five months since I had worn high heels, but it was kind of like riding a bicycle.”
Fortunately, the first-time mother has no qualms about showing off her svelte post-baby body in a bikini. According to Kerr, the transformation of welcoming her son has left her with a newfound appreciation of her figure — and her womanly assets!
“Basically it feels nice because I feel a little bit more curvaceous than I was before,” she explains, referring to her “wider” hips and “obviously bigger” bust. “I feel like I’ve become more of a woman now and I’m really embracing those curves.”
Still, despite back pain due to her “heavy … almost 10 pound” baby, Kerr can’t help but reminisce about her pregnancy.
“I loved just watching my tummy grow every day,” she recalls fondly. “I would go to sleep and then I would wake up and it would be a little bit bigger, and I just loved watching the growth that was happening inside of me.”
Now 4 months old, Kerr’s little “heart breaker,” has captivated his mama’s heart with his gummy grins. “When I see him smile it brightens my whole world,” she raves.
“It’s so rewarding to watch him smile and laugh. It just makes everything better. When I see him smile it makes me realize just how lucky I am.”
– Anya Leon with reporting by Reagan Alexander