Words byÂ Erin Donnelly.
In early March, following her fourth bout of bronchitis in two months, Jessica Simpson told fans she was â€œcounting the daysâ€ until the birth of her third child, a baby girl she and husband Eric Johnson plan to name Birdie.
Two weeks laterâ€¦ sheâ€™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 â€œJess-tationâ€ (gestation, get it?) as she posted a photo of herself in a bikini, her blooming bump on full display.
â€œOh, dear,â€ cracked Chelsea Handler, while reality star Nicole â€œSnookiâ€ Polizzi, who is also pregnant, wrote â€œgirl same.â€
If Simpson is feeling impatient, itâ€™s nothing compared to her followers, many of whom left comments like â€œYouâ€™re still pregnant?!â€ andÂ â€œShe seems like sheâ€™s been preggo forever. Poor girl.â€
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â€œI feel like Jessicaâ€™s pregnancies are like 15 months long,â€ read one comment. â€œThey seem so much longer than other celebritiesâ€™. Luckily she radiates like the beautiful person she is.â€
â€œWaiting for Jessica to give birth is like waiting for April the giraffe to give birth,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.
â€œThank you for posting,â€ wrote one fan. â€œYouâ€™re human, more celebrities should post like this. It shows you are just like every other woman out there, every other mother.â€
â€œAww this post made me chuckle,â€ added another commenter. â€œBless you Jess, youâ€™re just so real! I love it.â€
â€œThis is exactly why I friggin love you,â€ read another comment. â€œAlways keeping it real.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.