Shortly after posting a heart-rendering essay in which she opens up about grief and pregnancy loss, Chrissy Teigen revealed a beautiful tattoo tribute to her son Jack, whom she lost last September.
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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.
Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend, lost their baby on September 30th due to pregnancy complications. On social media, they then opened up about their grief, sharing; “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before”.
After taking a break from all social platforms to grieve the loss, Teigen took to social media and posted an incredibly emotional essay on pregnancy loss. She shared that she was diagnosed with partial placenta abruption and that she was told her life would be at risk if the pregnancy had continued, adding that “even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again”.
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I didn’t know how to come back to real life so I wrote this piece for Medium with hopes that I can somehow move on but as soon as I posted it, tears flew out because it felt so….final. I don’t want to ever not remember jack. . . Thank you to everyone who has been so kind. Thank you to the incredible doctors who tried so hard to make our third life a reality. Thank you to my friends and family and our entire household for taking care of me through all the adult diaper changes, bed rest and random hugs. Thank you John for being my best friend and love of my life. A lot of people think of the woman in times like this but I will never forget that john also suffered through these past months, while doing everything he could to take care of me. I am surrounded, in a human therapy blanket of love. I am grateful and healing and feel so incredibly lucky to witness such love.
The couple also opened up about their son’s name, explaining that normally, they don’t decide on the babies’ name until the last possible moment – but out of anticipation, they both started calling the baby Jack. Teigen wrote, “Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever”.
One month later, Teigen then shared her tattoo tribute to her son, which reads Jack’s name, etched onto her wrist in cursive, right above another family tribute tattoo which features ‘John – Luna – Miles’ – a nod to her husband, daughter, and son.
Despite all the grief and pain, she also thanks everyone who sent their best wishes, both in real life or through social media, sharing; “The moments of kindness have been nothing short of beautiful”.