Chrissy Teigen says her family travels with late son's ashes & kids Miles, 3, & Luna, 5, remind mom 'don't forget Jack'
CHRISSY Teigen says her late son is never far from his family's thoughts, adding they even travel with his ashes.
The 35-year-old model and her husband, musician John Legend, recently commemorated the first anniversary of the loss of the unborn baby, whom they named Jack.
And in an interview with ScaryMommy.com, Chrissy revealed that daughter Luna, 5, and son Miles, 3, havebeen able to start the healing process by including and incorporating Jack's ashes in their daily lives.
Chrissy confessed the family talks often about the loss: "What felt comfortable for our family was him always being around.
"Whether we go on a vacation or something, they always say, 'Don’t forget baby Jack.' And then I have to pack him up. And then we get to where we’re going, they’re like, 'Oh my gosh, he must be thirsty.'
"This might sound crazy to people, but they’ll put a little glass of water next to his little box of ashes. And they really love being a part of it."
Chrissy has been open and honest about the loss, and the shock of it all.
She explained that she had what is known as a placental abruption: "I was always, always bleeding. I'm about halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for a little less than a month. More than a period, girls, and definitely not spotting."
Speaking to Scary Mommy, Chrissy added her two young children were aware of the pregnancy complications.
She said, "They saw the experience of the home ultrasounds and the nervousness of 'This isn’t going well.'
"Or it was me going to the bathroom, and Luna would be at the door when I came out, and she would say, 'Are you bleeding still?' She knew everything. So there was going to be no escaping it, even if I wanted to."
On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Chrissy and John lost Jack. That evening, she shared heart-rending black and white photos of her grieving in the hospital.
Chrissy wrote: "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."
ONE YEAR LATER
In September 2021, Chrissy took to Instagram to commemorate the loss of baby Jack.
In a photo caption, she wrote: "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."
The tribute was posted on National Sons Day.
In the year since the tragedy, Chrissy credits her children for helping her through the difficult time, and for making sure Jack's memory is never forgotten.
She told Scary Mommy: "We told them that we lost him, but it wasn’t really until we got his ashes back, I think, that they started to be able to say, 'OK, this happened. Here he is now. He didn’t make it.'
"It was something for them to be able to put a story to, where we could say, 'OK, Jack is in here and he is going to stay with us. And maybe one day we might release him.
"And he loves that we still think about him, and he loves that we’re still emotional about him, but more than anything, he loves that we talk about him. That makes him really excited and really happy. So they know that he’s still very much a part of our lives."
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