Jack. It’s a simple word, but for Chrissy Teigen it means the world – and now it’s indelibly printed on her skin.
Just a month after the loss of her baby, the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has her little one’s name inked on her right wrist in memory of him.
Chrissy and her husband, John Legend, who were expecting their third child together, revealed to the world last month that they had lost their baby after a pregnancy of 20 weeks.
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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.
While on a
date night with her hubby recently, the 34-year-old shared a snippet of her new
“I have gotten used to my naturally frowny mouth. It’s kind of wild how much I laugh and smile and how it’s still frowny, no matter what lol,” she captioned the tweet which also featured a six-second clip of her in the bathroom showing off her gorgeous black feathered dress for the evening.
In recent weeks, Chrissy and John have received lots of
support from online users, with many people sharing their experiences of losing
“My 3 babies, my two daughters on each side of the baby we lost it’s been over a year and it’s like it was yesterday,” one user wrote sharing a pic of their tattoo.
“Beautiful! I decided to get a heart as part of my pregnancy
loss healing – a reminder to ‘love myself’. Lost our first at only 10 weeks pregnant in
September. Thank you for sharing your miscarriage journey – you are not alone!
Much love to you and your family,” another user commented.
Beautiful! I decided to get a heart as part of my pregnancy loss healing - a reminder to “love myself.” Lost our first at only 10 weeks pregnant in September. Thank you for sharing your miscarriage journey - you are not alone! Much love to you and your family. ?? pic.twitter.com/ctlXbMShwu— Lindsay Tooker ?????? (@lindsay_tooker) November 1, 2020
It’s not only online that the couple have received support.
Seven of their closest friends recently stepped up to the plate by donating blood
in honour of baby Jack and the blood donation Chrissy received while in
One of the donors, Kimmie Kyees, shared a trio of posts on Instagram revealing the thoughtful gesture, which comes at a time when blood donations are low in America due to the pandemic.
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Yesterday I was blessed to have 6 friends show up to help me put together a gift for my dear friends @chrissyteigen @johnlegend & thier beautiful family.. the 7 of us donated blood in honor of baby Jack !! What a beautiful experiance- I am so grateful for my amazing friends who helped me and donated !!! I learned alot about the process but most importantly I was told the blood supplies are low due to the pandemic. They have not been able to collect like they used to especially here in Los Angeles. I would like to challenge those of you who can.. to go out and donate where ever you live!! Encourage friends and family to come along .. going together really made the whole experiance so special and even fun !!!! Give the gift of life :) #Idonatedinhonorofbabyjack There are mobile blood drives in cities all over !! Its safe and easy !!! Go to www.redcross.org/giveblood and enter your zip code or here in LA Cedars Sinai has a donor hot line 310-423-5346.. Together we can make a huge difference :) Thank you in advance ... can't wait to see you smiling faces ... PLEASE SHARE your contributions and encourage others to donate too !!! Oxoxoxox ?
A grateful Chrissy thanked her friends for their unwavering
friendship and love.
“Phewwwww the tears. I’m overwhelmed by our circle of friends. The love I feel for each and every person in our circle actually makes me ache,” the cookbook author wrote.
“To do something like this for baby Jack is just . . . I dunno. Beautiful.”
Check out Chrissy’s full post below.
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Ok, I tried writing this 4 times but the tears were too much. Here we go again, with my heart full of warmth and happiness. My friend @kimmiekyees sent me this with the caption “Me and 6 of my friends donated blood to replace the 7 pints you were given in the hospital, in honor of baby Jack. I love you friend ??” . . Phewwwww the tears. I’m overwhelmed by our circle of friends. The love I feel for each and every person in our circle actually makes me ache. @kimmiekyees, I’ve known you for so many years now. You know every story, you hear every life gripe, you’re amazing at what you do but the way you treat my kids and family is cherished always. To do something like this for baby jack is just...I dunno. Beautiful. . . @kimmiekyees was told by the volunteers that donations were severely down because high schoolers are responsible for so much of the blood donated. Usually they’d get a coupon for an ice cream cone or a movie ticket, but without school in session, donations are down. I have a lot of friends who normally would donate from a special day at work, but alas, no work. . . Kimmie, I love you. I love this. I am so proud of the people I surround myself and my family with. ??????