The Fashion Star mentor was on her way to have cocktails when she "started feeling this overwhelming guilt"

By Lesley Messer
March 07, 2012 04:00 PM
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Set to deliver a baby girl this spring, Jessica Simpson says her daughter made her presence known early on – just before a roadtrip, in fact.

“We were going to [go] all-day drinking…” the Fashion Star mentor tells ELLE of her and fiancé Eric Johnson‘s planned drive to Venice Beach, Calif.

“Ride our bikes, hang out. But I started feeling this overwhelming guilt. Why would I feel guilt at the idea of going out and having cocktails with my friends?”

With an inkling that something was off, Simpson, 31, took a home pregnancy test – and discovered she was expecting. Instantly, her life changed.

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“I’m a free-spirited girl, but giving up my scotch? My Macallan 18? That was hard for me!” she says.

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“Though now that doesn’t even sound good, being pregnant. You crave other things. A big thing of water sounds great!”

With what her ob/gyn predicts is a 10-lb. baby on the way (the same weight her former NFL-playing beau was at birth), Simpson hopes for a slightly lighter little one.

“I was only six pounds,” she notes. “So maybe Eric and I can meet in the middle.”

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