Chrissy Teigen welcomes surprise fourth baby via surrogate
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Chrissy Teigen has revealed she has welcomed her fourth baby via a surrogate.
She announced the news to her 42.1 million followers on Instagram today (28 June) writing: "For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted four children.
"As a little girl, 2 glow worms and 2 cabbage patch dolls were perpetually in my arms, helping me stir in my pretend kitchen, watching Alf with me.
"We'd sleep together nightly, each getting the same amount of kisses as to not make the others jealous."
Teigen continued: "My mom always searched for the Pound Puppy with 4 pups in her pouch, having no qualms about opening and peeking inside before purchasing."
The heartfelt post went on to describe how Teigen coped with losing her son due to complications: "After losing Jack, I didn't think I'd be able to carry any more babies on my own.
"To be honest, I've personally blocked out a lot of my mindset during that time, but one clear memory is being surrounded by people who wanted to make sure I wouldn't go through that pain and loss again."
The model added: "In 2021, we reached out to a surrogacy agency, with our first correspondence inquiring about perhaps having 2 tandem surrogates, to each bring us a healthy baby boy or girl. Twins, kinda?!"
Teigen opened up about telling her husband, John Legend: "I want to try to carry just one more time. If it doesn't work, we will be okay. We've already seen the worst."
She went on: "I promised I would be okay no matter what happened. I remember saying I just couldn't go on wondering my whole life if I should have tried again.
"And so we restarted the IVF process, the same process that gave us our beautiful Luna and Miles. We made new embryos. We did my transfer, and we're so happy to learn it worked— we were pregnant with our little girl, Esti."
It was 'around this same time' that Teigen met their surrogate, Alexandra, who she describes as 'the most incredible, loving, compassionate surrogate we could ever imagine',
"I knew she was a perfect match for us the moment we spoke to her," she wrote.
"All our wishes and dreams aligned. I wanted to be her friend, I wanted our children to play, I wanted dinner together, I wanted to lay my head on her belly and be able to feel the hiccups and kicks.
"I wanted them to be in our lives for as long as time would allow."
While the first embryo with Alexandra 'didn't survive', Teigen was later 'overjoyed' to learn the surrogate had become pregnant with a little boy who she refers to as 'our baby boy'.
The Instagram post continued: "We ate hot pot to celebrate, watched Vanderpump Rules with our growing bellies, our families blending into one for the past year."
Teigen revealed it was just a matter of minutes before 'midnight on June 19th' that her child was born.
She wrote: "I got to witness the most beautiful woman, my friend, our surrogate, give birth amidst a bit of chaos, but with strength and pure joy and love."
Teigen concluded the reveal with a big thank you for the 'incredible gift' Alexandra gave to her and her husband and how they plan to pay tribute to her.
"We are so happy to tell the world he is here, with a name forever connected to you, Wren Alexander Stephens," the mum-of-four revealed.
She finished: "Our hearts, and our home, are officially full. And to our Jack, we know both their angel kisses are from
Congratulations Chrissy and John!