Chrissy Teigen Celebrated Taking Her First Shower Since Losing Her Son, Jack

"I feel really, really good," Teigen said.

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  • Chrissy Teigen documented her continued recovery after losing her son, Jack, in September, revealing she was able to take a shower for the first time on Monday.
  • "I’ve been taking baths because I couldn’t stand to be in the shower," Teigen explained. "I couldn’t, like, physically stand in the shower."
  • "I feel really, really good," she said.

Chrissy Teigen hit a new milestone in her recovery after losing her son, Jack, in her second trimester of pregnancy at the end of September: She took her first shower, after being unable to stand up to shower for several months. On Monday, November 30—her 35th birthday!—Teigen shared her achievement on her Instagram Story, wearing a floral robe and a towel wrapped around her hair.

"I just had my first shower in like two months," she said. "I’ve been taking baths because I couldn’t stand to be in the shower. I couldn’t, like, physically stand in the shower."

"I feel really, really good. Thank you for all my birthday wishes," Teigen continued. "I feel very clear and very good."

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Reflecting on her continued recovery, Teigen told her followers, "You guys have no idea, and I cannot wait to tell you some day. I cannot wait." She subsequently clarified, "I realised that just left you supremely hanging. I’m sorry. I just mean it’s been a ride, it has been a journey, and I am happy to be back again."

Over the weekend, Teigen shared a candid post about grief and healing. "when I’m old and grey, I will look back on the last two months as being brutal, exhausting, sad, physically challenging, mentally painful bitches of a couple months. But I refuse to not find humor in both the rage-fits and the outfits," she wrote.

"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," she continued. "I can make it up my stairs only stopping once or twice instead of every other, and can get out of the bathtub all by myself as long as I have the promise john will dry me off. anyhow the point is, fuuuuuuuuuuuck, I think it’s happening."

On Monday, husband John Legend celebrated Teigen's birthday with a moving post on his own Instagram account, sharing a stunning photo of his wife of seven years. "We celebrate my queen today," he wrote. "Happy birthday, my darling. My love for you is infinite and unconditional. Thank you for bringing so much light and love to our family and to the world."

Emily Dixon
Morning Editor

Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.