Chrissy Teigen on Her New Parent Jitters: ‘I’ve Truly Never Been Alone with a Kid’
Chrissy Teigen knows her way around the kitchen (her new cookbook Cravings is a New York Times bestseller!), and next she’ll excel at being a first-time mom. But naturally, she’s got many questions about motherhood and babies.
“I’ve truly never been alone with a kid,” Teigen, 30, tells Self in their April cover story. “I don’t think I’ve changed a diaper! I’m like, how many times a day do they go?”
“I’m a worrier, and he’s very laid-back,” Teigen says about the couple’s different personalities.
“I like to ask him little questions, like, ‘What would you do if our kid is 16 or 17, and we’re at dinner celebrating and having wine. Would you let her have some wine?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I would!’ I am the crazier one in the relationship, and he’s more relaxed for sure.”
The FABLife host reveals she and John desire to raise a big family, in fact, they are hoping for four children.
“I think I’ll probably be pregnant all through my 30s,” she predicts, adding, “I’ve always pictured everyone around the table for the holidays and together once a week. It’ll be heartbreaking if it doesn’t end up happening, but hopefully it will.”
Teigen, who revealed in October that she was pregnant, opened up about her infertility struggles after enduring several rounds of in vitro fertilization. And to achieve her goal of conceiving four kids, she will likely undergo more rounds.
!!!!! I am finally holding this thing in my hands and I can't believe it is officially real! I actually feel like it's a movie prop or something. I'm so excited for you guys to see – I really really hope you love everything in it and find recipes to make for those you love for years to come…pot pie soup with crust crackers, Italian sausage meatloaf, cholula honey butter fried chicken, buttery scallops with the perfect sear, spicy black bean veggie chili, my herb and garlic goat cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto ohhhhhhh there is so much I am excited about, this baby has so much love in it! I am so used to the Twitter and Instagram world that I can't even comprehend people actually coming out to my signings or events and seeing your actual human bodies and faces in person but know I will have so many around the release in many different cities and I will be so sick wondering if anyone will show up ahhhhhhh but I can't wait to see you all!! You can pre-order now but #CravingsCookbook is officially out February 23rd! Sorry so long, I have the energy of 1 3/4 people! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
“The big question was why this wasn’t working for us when I was young and he was healthy,” the model confesses about her journey to motherhood. “I thought, people get pregnant by accident all the time! How does this happen?”
But while she waits for the birth of her first child, she is relishing her newest addition: her Cravings cookbook!
“I waited years to write a cookbook because I wanted people to know I really do love food,” Teigen explains on making sure her first book is just right. “It always bothered me when someone would interview a model and say, ‘What do you do to stay in shape?’ and she would say, ‘I love to eat pizza; I love to indulge.’ I’ve always been the first one to say, ‘Bulls—! No you don’t.’ So I’ve been hyperaware of that.”
Not only will Teigen’s daughter have a great appetite for food just like mom, but there’s also no doubt she’ll have great style too, as seen from her sumptuous baby shower! The parents-to-be shared adorable photos of the cakes, cookies and crowns from the princess-themed celebration on Instagram Saturday.
— Karen Mizoguchi