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Everything you need to know about Chrissy Teigen’s 3rd pregnancy
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As Motherly reported earlier this week, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their third child! We couldn't be happier this third-time mama!

The reveal came as part of Legend's new music video for "Wild", which is basically a celebration of the couple's love story.

Here's everything you need to know about Chrissy Teigen's third pregnancy:


Chrissy + John have used IVF in previous pregnancies

In a 2018 interview with People, Teigen explained that both Miles and Luna were conceived via in vitro fertilization and that she and John still had some embryos left.

"They were sharing the same little petri dish together. It's crazy," Teigen explained, noting that Miles and Luna were created at the same time.

At the time Teigen explained that "it'd be awesome," to fall pregnant without IVF support, she couldn't even imagine it happening that way because she had needed IVF for her first two pregnancies.

She explained: "I'm totally fine with it not happening because I've been in a position where we've been able to control it—the timing and scheduling. It would be chaos otherwise—but I love chaos too."

Chrissy Teigen on her surprise 3rd pregnancy after IVF: 'When you give up on trying, life has a way of surprising you'

When John Legend's "Wild" video dropped on YouTube fans were shocked to see Chrissy Teigen's third pregnancy reveal at the end, but we were not the only ones shocked by this pregnancy.

No one was as surprised by this pregnancy as she was, says Teigen.

"I didn't think I could get pregnant naturally," she explained on Twitter, referencing how both 4-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles were conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF).

"IVF was an amazing choice for us to be able to make. So hard, but we got two beautiful monsters out of it. I promise you, I never ever ever ever ever thought I could," she continued.

Teigen's pregnancy was such a surprise she ended up having surgery to remove her breast implants while pregnant because she didn't know she was pregnant yet. A pre-surgery test was negative.

"I did the routine pregnancy test you do before surgery. It said negative. It was not negative," the soon-to-be mother of three explained. "A few weeks after surgery, I took a test. And for many years now, I've taken pregnancy tests almost every month, praying to see a positive one day. Just wishful thinking. I never had a positive before."

Then, the morning of Legend's album release and he got up at 3 am to appear on Good Morning America. Teigen got up, too.

"I woke up with him and was like man, should take my monthly test to be disappointed..." Teigen explains.

When that random test came back positive, she was scared.

"Was pretty positive you shouldn't get your boobs out while pregnant?" she wrote. "Pretty sure."

She went to every doctor's appointment "terrified" but it soon became clear that the surgery had not impacted her pregnancy.

"What they say so often can be true. When you give up on trying, life has a way of surprising you," Teigen wrote, adding, "In summary, my boobs hurt."

Infertility is hard, and what happened to Teigen doesn't happen for everyone. That's important to remember when we celebrate her story. Teigen is sensitive to that. Back in June 2019, when an internet commenter asked her if she was pregnant, Teigen responded: "I know you didn't mean it to be rude, but think twice about asking this..."

She continued: "There are people who have trouble conceiving, and it hurts every time."

If you are struggling with infertility right now please know that you are not alone.

This pregnancy could be perfectly timed

According to data from the CDC, more than half of the siblings born in recent years have an age gap of between 18 months (1.5 years) and 59 months (4.91 years).

Depending on when baby no. 3's due date is, the third Stephens sibling (remember, Legend is not their real last name) will be about 57 months younger than Luna, making them right about average in terms of age gaps for siblings.

According to CDC data, women in Tiegens's current age group (30-44) are more likely to have longer interpregnancy intervals than younger moms, bur Teigen's intervals are about average.

Going from 2 to 3 will be challenging 

Teigen might find having a third baby takes some adjustment.

Years ago a survey by Today found moms of three are more stressed than moms of two or four, and this year Blake Lively confirmed that, telling Good Morning America that going from two to three kids is "like going from two to 3,000."

Teigen has a great support system though, so she should be able to get through this just fine.

We can't wait to see what life is like when she's a mom of three!

[A version of this post was originally published August 14, 2020. It has ben updated.]

My village lives far away—but my Target baby registry helped them support me from afar

Virtual support was the next best thing to in-person hugs

They say you shouldn't make too many major life transitions at once. But when I was becoming a mama for the first time nearly five years ago, my husband and I also moved to a new town where we didn't know a soul, bought our first house and changed jobs.

To put it mildly, we didn't heed that advice. Luckily, our family and friends still made it feel like such a magical time for us by supporting our every move (literal and otherwise) from afar. They showered us with love through a virtual baby shower (expectant parents nowadays can relate!) featuring the unwrapping of gifts they were able to ship straight to me from my Target registry.

Here's one piece of advice I did take: I registered at Target so I could take advantage of the retailer's benefits for registrants, which include a welcome kit valued over $100, a universal registry function and more. Fast-forward a few years and Target has made the registration perks even better for expectant parents: As of August 2020, they've added a Year of Exclusive Deals, which gives users who also sign up for Target Circle a full year of savings after baby is born on all those new mama essentials, from formula to diapers and beyond.

Honestly, even without the significant perks of a free welcome kit with more than $100 in coupons, additional 15% off coupons to complete the registry and a full year of free returns, registering at Target wasn't a hard sell for me: Even though the experience of shopping for baby items was new, shopping with Target felt like returning home to me… and the comfort of that was such a gift.

And of course, Target's registry plays a vital role right now, as expectant parents everywhere are being forced to cancel in-person baby showers and navigate early parenthood without the help of a hands-on village. A registry like this represents a safe way for communities to come through for new parents. If you're anything like me (or any of the other mamas here at Motherly), you certainly have emotional ties and fond memories associated with Target.

What to register for at Target was also an easy talking point as I began to connect with moms in my new community. I will always remember going on a registry-building spree with my next door neighbor, who had young children of her own. As we walked the aisles of Target back in 2015, she suggested items to add… and we laid the foundation for what has since become one of my most cherished friendships.

Even as I made connections in my new hometown, I was nervous that expecting my first baby wouldn't feel as special as if I were near family and friends. But my loved ones exceeded all expectations by adding the most thoughtful notes to gifts. They hosted a beautiful virtual baby shower and even encouraged me to keep the registry going after my baby made his debut and new needs arose.

In the years since, "community" has taken on a wonderfully complex new meaning for me… and, in these times of social distancing, for the rest of the world. I've come to cherish my newfound friends in our local community alongside those long-time friends who are scattered around the county and my virtual mama friends.

Now, as my friends' families grow, I'm so grateful that I can show them the same love and support I felt during my first pregnancy. I sing the praises of Target's baby registry—especially in light of the pandemic, since I know mamas can do everything from a distance thanks to Target's website and the added benefit of getting trusted reviews and helpful registry checklists.

And now that I'm on the gift-buying side of the equation, I've found new joy in picking thoughtful gifts for my friends. (Because goodness knows Target has something for everyone!)

For my friend who is a fellow runner, I teamed up with a few others to give the jogging stroller she had on her registry.

For my friend who is a bookworm, I helped her start her baby's library with a few books that are also well-loved in our home.

For other friends, I've bundled together complete "sets" with everything they need for bathing or feeding their children.

I know from my own experience that, yes, the registry purchases are so appreciated, but the thoughtfulness and the support they represent means even more. Because although my village may have been distant, the support they showed me was the next best thing to in-person hugs.

Start your own Target Baby Registry here to experience a Year of Benefits including a Year of Exclusive Deals through Target Circle to enjoy for a full year following your baby's arrival, a year of free returns, two 15% off completion coupons and a free welcome kit ($100 value).

This article was sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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9 products that will help baby sleep better (and longer!)

For many parents, attempting naps and bedtime can seem like a never-ending cycle of rocking, shushing and hoping for some kind of magic sleep solution.

How do I get my baby to sleep? This is one of the most commonly asked questions among new parents, and it makes sense, given that babies are born with their days and nights mixed up. For many parents, attempting naps and bedtime can seem like a never-ending cycle of rocking, shushing and hoping for some kind of magic sleep solution.

And while that might not exist (yet), we have found some of the best products out there that can help baby fall asleep faster and for longer durations. Because when baby is sleeping, so are you!

Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sack and swaddle

Designed by a mama, parents swear by this weighted sleep sack. It mimics your hug to give your baby security and comfort that helps them get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. The detachable swaddle wing makes it easy to transition as they grow.

It's also super easy to get on and off, and includes a bottom-up zipper for late night changes, so you don't have to wake your baby in the process.

$79

Yogasleep Hushh portable sound machine

Yogasleep hushh sound machine

With three soothing options, this is a perfect solution to help your baby settle when naps are on the go and during travel! I love how compact this noise machine is and that it can run all night with one charge.

$30

Bebe au Lait muslin crib sheets

Burt's Bees Organic Crib Sheets

With a variety of print options to choose from, these breathable sheets are *so* soft and smooth, even through multiple washes. The luxury fabric keeps little ones warm without overheating—a formula that helps ensure more sleep for everyone.

$32

The Simple Folk perfect pajamas

The Simple Folk perfect pajamas

You know what's going to help baby have their best sleep ever? Some quality, super soft pajamas. The timeless (and aptly named!) Perfect Pajama from The Simple Folk are some of our favorites. They last forever and they're made from organic pima cotton that is safe on baby's precious skin. They come in a wide range of sizes so siblings can match and feature fold-over hand covers on sizes up to 12 months.

$37

The Snoo bassinet

Snoo

Designed by expert pediatrician and sleep guru Dr. Harvey Karp, the Snoo bassinet gently rocks your baby to sleep while snuggled up in the built-in swaddle. Not only does it come with sensors that adjust the white noise and movement based on your baby's needs, there is also an app that allows you to adjust the settings directly from your phone.

While this item is a bit on the expensive side, there is now an option to rent for $3.50 a day, which is a total game changer!

$1295

Hatch Baby Rest sound machine + nightlight

best baby sound machine

The Hatch Baby Rest is a dual sound machine and nightlight that will grow with your family. Many parents use this product with their infants as a white-noise machine and then as a "time to rise" solution for toddlers.

The thing I love most about this product is that the light it gives off isn't too bright, and you can even select different color preferences; giving your toddler choices at bedtime.

$59.99

Crane humidifier

Crane Humidifier

The only thing worse than a sick baby is a baby who is sick and not sleeping well. The Crane humidifier helps take care of this by relieving congestion and helping your baby breathe better while sleeping.

Personally, I think the adorable design options alone are enough of a reason to purchase this product, and your child will love watching steam come out of the elephant's trunk!

$46.99

Naturepedic organic crib mattress

Naturpedic Lightweight Organic Mattress

In the first few months of life, babies can spend up to 17 hours a day sleeping, so choosing a mattress that is safe (read: no chemicals!) and comfortable is incredibly important.

Naturepedic uses allergen-friendly and waterproof materials with babies and children in mind, making them easy to clean and giving you peace of mind.

$259.00

Happiest Baby sleepea 5-second swaddle

best baby swaddle

There are baby swaddles and then there is Sleepea. Similar to the brand's swaddle that is built into the Snoo, the Sleepea is magic for multiple reasons. First, it's got mesh panels ensuring baby never overheats. Second, the zipper zips from the top or the bottom, so you can change the baby's diaper in the middle of the night without ever waking them. Third, it's hip safe. Fourth, the patterns are SO cute. And fifth, the interior swaddle wrap that keeps baby's ams down has a "quiet" velcro that won't wake baby if you need to readjust while they're asleep.

$27.95

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