Why Jessica Simpson Chose the Name Birdie for Her Baby Girl on the Way
A source close to the family tells PEOPLE pregnant Jessica Simpson's baby girl on the way has a moniker that's a nod to her mom's side of the family
A source close to the family reveals to PEOPLE that the spouses’ daughter on the way will indeed be named Birdie — a moniker that sparked interest after Simpson’s baby shower last weekend that featured a neon sign reading “Birdie’s Nest” and multiple photos with the same phrase in their captions.
“Birdie is the baby’s name. It was a great day. Jessica is feeling very loved and she is ready for [Birdie] to come,” the insider shares. “She felt very loved, surrounded by her closest friends and her mom and her sister.”
The “Birdie” theme was present throughout the day‘s festivities, including at the event’s whimsical table settings. “A little Birdie told me,” the menu began, before encouraging all the mom-to-be’s guests to “stuff your beaks.”
“The shower was a bird’s nest theme to celebrate Birdie,” the source adds, explaining that “Birdie is a family name” on the singer’s side.
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With her due date growing closer, the expectant mother has recently had some trouble with extreme foot swelling. One day after poking fun at her problem, the singer tried out a technique to help alleviate her condition.
Shortly after posting an image of her foot with three suction-cup-like tools covering it, she proudly showed off the favorable results.
“SKANKLES aka Skinny Ankles 😜,” she captioned an image of her noticeably less swollen foot.