A South Carolina woman has given birth after earning infamy online as the pregnant “giraffe mom.”
Erin Dietrich, of Myrtle Beach, had streamed a viral video on Facebook Live of herself in her bedroom wearing a giraffe mask.
“You know, I never sleep at night anymore, so all night, I check on this giraffe,” she had said.
It was a play on “April the Giraffe,” the pregnant animal in New York that millions are watching to see her give birth. Now Dietrich has herself given birth and posted another viral video.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Combination of Giraffe Mask & Leggings Turned Dietrich’s Original Video Viral
According to WTFF4-TV, the original video that Dietrich streamed had 30 million views.
It shows her dancing around in leggings, wearing the giraffe head mask.
2. Millions Are Watching Online to See ‘April the Giraffe’ Give Birth
Meanwhile, on March 9, April the Giraffe still hadn’t given birth in New York.
She was making “slow and steady progress” giving birth to her fourth calf, according to Fox 61.
3. Erin Said She Bought the Mask on Amazon
On Facebook, Dietrich wrote, “Lol We ordered the mask off Amazon on Friday and it just got here today.”
She continued, “Clearly we live an exciting life over here in the Dietrich household ?”
4. Dietrich Streamed Another Facebook Live Video After Giving Birth
Dietrich turned video viral again when she streamed from the delivery room – again wearing the giraffe head – on March 9. You can watch the second video above.
She wrote, “He’s here!! He is perfect, healthy and just beautiful! Our sweet Porter Lane arrived at 6:11pm tonight. 8lb 2oz and 21 1/2 inches. ❤”
Our hearts are overflowing. Thank you so much for ALL the love and prayers! XOXO
5. Dietrich, the Owner of a Photography Company, Is Already a Mother of Three With Her Husband, Scott
Dietrich’s Facebook page says she is Owner/Photographer at Erin Dietrich Photography in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She is married to Scott. They are pictured with two of their children above. Scott Dietrich is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, according to his Facebook page.
She is from Middletown, Orange County, New York.