Words byÃ‚Â Erin Donnelly.
In early March, following her fourth bout of bronchitis in two months, Jessica Simpson told fans she was Ã¢â‚¬Å“counting the daysÃ¢â‚¬Â until the birth of her third child, a baby girl she and husband Eric Johnson plan to name Birdie.
Two weeks laterÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still counting down those days.
While her new daughter has yet to arrive, the pregnant star at least has a sense of humour about being in maternity mode.
On Monday night she joked about her Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jess-tationÃ¢â‚¬Â (gestation, get it?) as she posted a photo of herself in a bikini, her blooming bump on full display.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, dear,Ã¢â‚¬Â cracked Chelsea Handler, while reality star Nicole Ã¢â‚¬Å“SnookiÃ¢â‚¬Â Polizzi, who is also pregnant, wrote Ã¢â‚¬Å“girl same.Ã¢â‚¬Â
If Simpson is feeling impatient, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing compared to her followers, many of whom left comments like Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still pregnant?!Ã¢â‚¬Â andÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“She seems like sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been preggo forever. Poor girl.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I feel like JessicaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pregnancies are like 15 months long,Ã¢â‚¬Â read one comment. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They seem so much longer than other celebritiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Luckily she radiates like the beautiful person she is.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Waiting for Jessica to give birth is like waiting for April the giraffe to give birth,Ã¢â‚¬Â joked a fan.
Jokes aside, fans were mostly charmed by the photo, and praised the 38-year-old for being honest about the realities of pregnancy. Indeed, the former pop star showed off her swollen feet earlier this year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thank you for posting,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote one fan. Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re human, more celebrities should post like this. It shows you are just like every other woman out there, every other mother.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aww this post made me chuckle,Ã¢â‚¬Â added another commenter. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bless you Jess, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just so real! I love it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is exactly why I friggin love you,Ã¢â‚¬Â read another comment. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Always keeping it real.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Simpson and her former NFL player husband are also parents to six-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew and five-year-old son Ace Knute.