A giant congrats to Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson! The couple welcomed a baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, into the world this morning. Despite rumors that she was carrying multiples, Simpson – who broke (unofficial) records for ‘World’s Longest Pregnancy’ – has finally given birth to little Maxi, weighing in at an impressive 9 lbs 13 ounces.
Simpson first broke the news of her pregnancy last Halloween via Twitter, where she posted a photo of herself dressed as a Mummy along with the caption, “It’s True! I am going to be a mummy!” She’s had a wicked sense of humor ever since, joking around about everything from her intense cravings (food and sex) to her much talked about baby weight. (The best was when she tweeted out that she can’t stop farting.)
Late last week, Simpson shared a little video clip from her baby shower – a clear sign that she was ready to go at any minute (because, really, what else are you doing but futzing around on the computer while waiting around for your water to break?).
Well the magical moment has finally arrived, and we are thrilled for Simpson and Johnson. In typical Simpson style, she made the announcement via Twitter just hours (if not sooner?) after giving birth. “BABY NEWS!!!” she tweeted with a link to her website, where she shared the baby’s name and thanked everyone for their support (gotta love the Jessica Simpson Marketing Machine).
Yes, it’s easy to make fun of Simpson, but I have to admit that her attitude towards pregnancy was totally refreshing – this is clearly a woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously – and I’m looking forward to hearing her musings on motherhood.
As for the name… Maxi I believe is just a random name the couple liked. But Maxi gets her middle name from Simpson’s own mother, Tina Simpson, whose maiden name is Drew. Love it!
(Photo: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com)