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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.]

14 toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

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With fall in full swing, most parents are fresh out of boxes to check on their "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in outside-only toys. So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, they're Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Wooden doll stroller

Janod wooden doll stroller

Take their charges on a stroll around the block with this classic doll stroller. With the same versatility they're used to in their own ride, this heirloom quality carriage allows their doll or stuffy to face them or face the world.

$120

Detective set

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This set has everything your little detective needs to solve whatever mystery they might encounter: an eye glasses, walkie-talkie, camera, a red lens, a periscope and a bag. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.

$40

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

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Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$179

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

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