Chrissy Teigen Honors the Son She Lost for National Son’s Day

For National Son’s Day, this past Tuesday, September 28th, Chrissy Teigen shared a touching tribute to Jack, the son she lost during her pregnancy, a year ago today. Teigen’s tribute was shared via Instagram, alongside a heartbreaking photo of both she and her husband, singer/songwriter John Legend, from that fateful day in the hospital.

“…to the son we almost had,” she shared in the caption. “A year ago you gave me the greatest pain I could ever imagine to show me I could survive anything, even if I didn’t want to. I didn’t get to take care of you but you came and went to get me to love myself and take care of myself because our bodies are precious and life is a miracle. they told me it would get easier but yeah, that hasn’t started yet. mom and dad love you forever.”

Chrissy Teigen’s Inspiring Bravery

This is not the first time that Teigen has bravely opened up on Instagram, or in interviews, in regards to the pregnancy, the aftermath, and her struggle with endometriosis, leading up to the loss of Jack. Just before the end of her pregnancy, she was put on bedrest for excessive bleeding, and was eventually hospitalized. Later, Teigen would find out that she would no longer be able to conceive.

“Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy. I’m like, why?” she shared in an interview with People Magazine, back in March. “But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me — and it’s not a failure.”

Despite this, however, Teigen always radiates with her family, and remains strong for her daughter, Luna Simone, age 5, and her son, Miles Theodore, age 3; both of whom were conceived via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Earlier this month, before the tribute, Tiegen expressed deeper feelings of frustration with her body after losing a baby mid-pregnancy, due to its reminder. “When you lose a baby halfway through, your body just pauses. It has nothing to do. No one to feed. You’re just stuck,” she said. “I would be lying if I said this did not majorly suck. Not only are you ummmm extremely, diabolically sad at what could have been, but you have this daily reminder every time you look in the goddamn mirror.”

Not one to mince words, or be anything less than candid about the pain, Tiegen often encourages her followers not to “say nice things”, and ended the post saying, “I don’t really have a big ending, or positive words lol.”

And that’s perfectly okay.

Do you identify with Chrissy Tiegen’s story? Or do you have experience with endometriosis? Let us know in the comments below.

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