Jessica Simpson 'Is Savoring Every Minute' as a Mom to Newborn Daughter Birdie: Source
“Jessica is feeling good. The baby is doing really well,” a close insider tells PEOPLE. “Birdie is perfect and Jessica is savoring every minute. Her family has been back to visit at the hospital and they are elated. They are just soaking it all in.”
Simpson, 38, and husband Eric Johnson welcomed their daughter on Tuesday, March 19, her rep exclusively confirmed to PEOPLE. The following day, the new mom of three shared her happy news with the world, posting a black-and-white photo of her daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, 6½, meeting the newest addition to the family.
The insider tells PEOPLE that Maxwell and Ace “are so excited” and “can’t get enough of” their new baby sister.
“Maxwell was hoping to maintain her record of the biggest baby in the family [at 9 lbs., 13 oz.], and now Birdie has her beat by 1 lb.,” the source jokes. “She’s so in love with her little sister. Everyone is very happy.”
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Months after first sharing the happy news that she was pregnant for the third time, Simpson threw a “Birdie’s Nest” baby shower in January, revealing her daughter’s name in the process.
“It was a great day. Jessica is feeling very loved and she is ready for [Birdie] to come,” a source revealed to PEOPLE at the time. “She felt very loved, surrounded by her closest friends and her mom and her sister.”
“The shower was a bird’s nest theme to celebrate Birdie,” the insider added, explaining that “Birdie is a family name” on the singer’s side.
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“After a month of sciatica pain, followed by 3 weeks of Bronchitis, I figured since my feet fit in my sneaks today 🤣 I needed to walk out a lot of anxiety!” she wrote on Feb. 3 alongside a selfie showing the star getting some fresh air.
Her most recent bout with bronchitis came exactly a month later and kept her in the hospital for a week. It was the singer’s fourth time in two months contracting the illness, she went on to explain.
“The star also revealed that she had developed severe acid reflux as a result of her pregnancy. Things got so bad for her that she was unable to comfortably sleep in her own bed and resorted to buying a new recliner to get some proper rest.
Despite the past few challenging months, Simpson said that what kept her pushing was knowing how much she would love her baby daughter.
“The one thing that gets me through this pregnancy is knowing I will get another one of these cuties 💚” she wrote on Instagram last month, alongside a shot of her kids hugging in their school uniforms.