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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Baby Bump in Bikini: ‘Jess-tation’

The third trimester looks good on <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrities/jessica-simpson/">Jessica Simpson</a>! The former pop star shared an Instagram photo of herself dressed in a bikini with her hand on her baby bump on Monday, March 18, as she and husband Eric Johnson await the arrival of their third child. <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/?p=1428278"> Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson’s Sweetest Moments With Maxwell and Ace Before Daughter’s Arrival </a> Simpson, 38, who already is raising 6-year-old daughter Maxwell and 5-year-old Ace with the NFL alum, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/jessica-simpson-is-pregnant-with-baby-no-3-a-girl/">announced the pregnancy in September</a>. “This little baby girl will make us a family of five,” the fashion designer wrote on Instagram, captioning a pic of her kids posing beneath pink balloons. “We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.” She later <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/pictures/jessica-simpson-reveals-daughter-name-at-baby-shower/">revealed the baby girl’s name</a>, Birdie, at a beautiful shower in January. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvKv5bejJvN/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvKv5bejJvN/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading">Jess-tation</a> A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jessicasimpson/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading"> Jessica Simpson</a> (@jessicasimpson) on Mar 18, 2019 at 4:22pm PDT This third pregnancy has been particularly difficult for Simpson, who has kept fans abreast of her bouts with <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/pregnant-jessica-simpson-spends-week-in-hospital-with-bronchitis/">bronchitis (which required hospitalization)</a>, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/pregnant-jessica-simpson-details-month-of-back-pain-swollen-feet/">sciatica pain</a>, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/pregnant-jessica-simpson-reveals-extremely-swollen-foot-help/">swollen feet</a> and even <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/jessica-simpson-breaks-toilet-seat-while-pregnant-pic/">broken toilet seats</a> in recent months. “The only thing that gets me through … is knowing I will get another one of these cuties,” she told Instagram followers as she shared a pic of Maxwell and Ace. <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/celeb-moms-shamed-for-their-baby-bumps-w439412/"> Celebrity Moms Who Were Shamed for Their Baby Bumps </a> In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly last month, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrities/ashlee-simpson/">Ashlee Simpson</a> <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/ashlee-simpson-is-proud-of-sister-during-tough-third-pregnancy/">praised her big sister’s perseverance</a>. “I’m so proud of her for being open,” the reality star said at the time. “It’s not always easy, so I think being open about that is great.” Ashlee continued: “She’s tough. We’re talking about Jessica. … I mean, every time I’m around her, I don’t see any stress.” A couple of weeks later, Ashlee told Us that Jessica was <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/ashlee-simpson-says-jessica-is-ready-for-third-child-to-arrive/">“doing great,”</a> adding: “Almost there. That ending, you’re like, ‘OK, I’m ready.’” <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/?p=1459070"> Kim Kardashian’s Greatest Quotes About Motherhood </a> Jessica <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jessica-simpson-reveals-how-eric-johnson-proposed/">got engaged</a> to Johnson, 38, in November 2010 following a six-month romance. After welcoming their two children, the couple <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jessica-simpson-marries-fiance-eric-johnson-all-the-wedding-details-201457/">tied the knot</a> in July 2014. The Dukes of Hazzard actress <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ashlee-simpson-not-surprised-by-jessica-nick-lachey-split/">was married to first husband and Newlyweds costar Nick Lachey</a> between 2002 and 2006.
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