In an Instagram post on Thursday, June 29, the book author talked about her surrogacy journey as she revealed that they have welcomed their son Wren Alexander Stephens on June 19.
She began her post by saying that she has “always wanted” to have four kids. “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,” she wrote.
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She then opened up about losing her son Jack at 20 weeks due to partial placenta abruption in 2020. “After losing Jack, I didn’t think I’d be able to carry any more babies on my own.” It made her “personally block out a lot of my mindset” in such a challenging 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.”
In 2021, she and John agreed to reach out to a surrogacy agency. “At some point, early in our surrogacy journey, I came out of a therapy session, walked downstairs and said to John—I want to try to carry just one more time.”
“And so we restarted the IVF process,” she shared. “We made new embryos. We did my transfer, and were so happy to learn it worked—we were pregnant with our little girl, Esti.”
Chrissy and John, who have been married since 2013, welcomed Esti in January this year.
The 37-year-old mom thanked their surrogate Alexandra, whom she described as a “perfect match” for them since the moment they met. “We want to say thank you for this incredible gift you have given us, Alexandra. Our hearts, and our home, are officially full.”
Aside from Wren and Esti, the celebrity couple shares two other children: 7-year-old Luna and 4-year-old Miles.