Last month, Chrissy Teigen, the model and cookbook author took to Instagram to announce she was expecting her rainbow baby. In the post, which featured a mirror selfie that showed off her growing baby bump, she expressed excitement for what’s to come.
Chrissy Teigen has been through a lot these past two years. She lost her child Jack, had to get an abortion instead of miscarrying which she then shared with the world, and went through multiple rounds of IVF before conceiving her third child with husband John Legend.
In an Instagram update last month, the model and author revealed she was expecting her rainbow baby, in which she snapped a mirror shot with a protruding baby bump. Her message read, “The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again; 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as you can see) we have another on the way.”
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The 36-year-old continued, “Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘Okay, if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’, but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing.”
People magazine recently revealed that Chrissy’s children, Luna Simone Stephens and Miles Theodore Stephens, are very excited for their new sibling to arrive.
“Since we did IVF [in-vitro fertilization] we knew probably nine days after we did the transfer that it had worked and we were pregnant. I told them very, very early,” she said to the publication.
“They knew that I was going in for the transfer, that we were going to go in and put this egg inside mommy’s belly. So they knew from the very, very beginning, and they knew there was a chance it might not work because that’s happened before,” she added.
“They’ve been excited for a long time,” Teigen added. “I feel like this is going to be the longest pregnancy to them, because they’ve known since the [first] day. But they’ve been really very excited.”
This past February, Chrissy opened up about her IVF therapy and what it’s been like in a lengthy post. The accompanying photo showed her stretching, with the caption: “I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos.”
“I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist…but the bloating is a b*tch, so I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant,” she wrote.
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