The 35-year-old got candid on what would have been baby Jack's birth week.
Chrissy Teigen is opening up about the impact of one of the most painful moments in her life: losing her third unborn child Jack. Not many people can talk about such difficult times, but by doing so, Teigen is probably helping millions of other mothers who've gone through a similar tragedy. The 35-year-old posted a series of incredibly honest tweets revealing the heartbreak of losing her baby, who would have been born this week.
look at this 😩 I’ll pretend it’s him saying hi - it never stops. pic.twitter.com/5FKSE3g8cG— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 3, 2021
The heartbreaking loss took place last year, sometime around October where Teigen had to be hospitalized due to excessive bleeding. The former model explained on her Instagram Story at the time that she was "halfway through the pregnancy, and the blood has been going on for like a month, maybe a little bit less than a month. But we’re talking like more than your period, girls, and definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot, and it’s usually fine. But yeah, mine was a lot. So every time I’d go to the bathroom, it would be blood. But honestly just laying there, it would be blood. But today the big difference was that it kind of was like if you were to turn a faucet on low and leave it there, just kind of leave it." But the pregnancy had complications and Jack couldn't make it.
Thank you for sharing this experience. You are bringing light to what has long been shrouded in darkness. We are ten weeks post-miscarriage, send you love, and gratitude for your authenticity and openness— Graham Schmidt (@graham_schmidt) October 1, 2020
The heartwrenching, raw, incredibly moving photos the couple shared of the moment will break your heart and will move you. Something so rarely talked about will hopefully help other couples who've been through a similar journey to ultimately find strength. Teigen penned down a heartfelt note along with a series of black and white photographs on social media, writing: We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
The TV personality found a way to honor her late son Jack and keep his spirit close to her. She shared a photo on social media where she got a tattoo on her wrist in honor of her late little boy. The scrawled ink simply reads "Jack." According to PEOPLE, Jack's tribute tattoo comes just above the one Chrissy got in honor of her family, which reads "John – Luna – Miles" which includes her husband and their daughter Luna Simone, 4, and son Miles Theodore, 2. 42-year-old Legend also has a matching tattoo featuring the names of his family with "Chrissy – Luna – Miles." LA-based Winter Stone is the artist behind the three meaningful tattoos.
The journey hasn't been easy. Back in November Teigen revealed she was in a "grief depression hole." Three months after the loss of Jack, Teigen shared a photo to Instagram of her body admitting it's "frustrating" that she still has her bump. She wrote: Even though I'm no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been. And I have no idea why I still have this bump, honestly. It's frustrating. But I’m proud of where this entire journey took my body and mind in other ways.