Chrissy Teigen says she still has a bump even though she lost her baby three months ago: ‘Every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been’
Chrissy Teigen has taken to social media to express her feelings about her body after experiencing a stillbirth of her third child.
On Tuesday, the 35-year-old posted a video to her Instagram story featuring her posing in front of a mirror.
The following day, the model posted a selfie to her account featuring the same outfit from the previous day’s video shoot, which accentuated her still-present bump.
Letting everyone know: Chrissy Teigen shared a selfie to her Instagram account on Wednesday featuring her still-present baby bump
Teigen could be seen in a white dress with an attached bra that accentuated the curve around her belly.
Her normally flowing hair was kept tied up with an oversized white tie that kept all of the locks at the top slightly messy.
The caption for the post read: ‘This is me and my body, just yesterday. Even though I’m not pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been.’
She spoke further about her present physical condition, opining that: ‘I have no idea why I still have this bump, honestly. It’s frustrating.’
Letting everyone see: The model’s recent social media posts have focused on her physical condition after the stillbirth of her third child
Sharing her thoughts: The social media personality has been very open with her fans and followers about her recent pregnancy experience
The Lip Sync Battle co-host continued: ‘I’m proud of where this entire journey took my body and mind in other ways…I am lucky to have two amazing little ones who are transforming into big little people more and more every single day.’
The social media personality gave birth to a stillborn child in September; the baby would have been her third with her husband John Legend; the couple share a daughter named Luna, aged four and a son named Miles, aged two.
She has reportedly been having grief counseling to help her rebuild following the difficult time.
A source said: ‘Chrissy is going through intense grief counseling at the moment. It is going to be a long and hard journey. Chrissy is doing her best to work on herself and stay positive.’
Happy parents: Teigen and her husband John Legend share two children, Luna and Miles; the family is seen in November
The media personality recently said she’s beginning to heal emotionally after a number of months that she describes as: ‘brutal and exhausting.’
Two months after going through the traumatic event, Teigen made a post to her Instagram account expressing her determination to recover from her experience.
The caption for the post read: ‘When I’m old and grey, I will look back on the last two months as being brutal, exhausting, sad, physically challenging, mentally painful b****** of a couple months. But I refuse to not find humor in both the rage-fits and the outfits.’
She added: ‘I already see the leaves as orange instead of grey, realized the sky is indeed blue and not black and horn honks on my forced morning walks only bring me to my knees half the time.’
Staying focused: Two months after her third child was stillborn, Teigen made a post to her Instagram account expressing determination about recovering from the event
Sharing the grief: The singer has been very involved in his wife’s mental and physical recovery since the September stillbirth; the two are seen in February
The couple’s third child together reportedly would have been named Jack.
In an interview with Huffington Post, the couple opened up about their methods of coping with the grief that they experienced after the stillbirth and Teigen shared a mantra that the two say to each other every week.
‘Life is messy and you never know what’s going to happen, you never know what to prepare for, so there’s no point trying to prepare for anything. Life is going to come at you whether you’re ready for it or not,’ she stated.
The model also felt that sharing her experience publicly has made her grateful to receive the outpouring of support that has come in the months since the event occurred.
She noted that: ‘I’ve gone through something so horrific and hurtful and painful, but I’m lucky enough to have my family with me and the support of so many hundreds of thousands of people around the world.’