Pregnancy can be a dream come true, but it can also be really hard. Jessica Simpson is so excited to welcome her third child, a girl named Birdie, but this pregnancy has not been easy on the 38-year-old mama.
She's been hospitalized multiple times and been dealing with swollen feet and heartburn so bad she has to sleep in a chair. It isn't easy being this pregnant, but Simpson's latest selfie proves she makes it look good and has a sense of humour about it.
She fashion mogul posted a bikini photo with the best caption ever: "Jess-tation".
The fun photo comes not long after she revealed she's been hospitalized four times in the last couple of months.
"After a week in the hospital for bronchitis (my fourth time in 2 months), I'm finally home!" she wrote in a March 3 Instagram caption. "Coughing with Birdie has been a crazy painful journey. I am slowly getting healthier every day."
According to Healthline, bronchitis is quite common in the winter months, and being pregnant can make it even more uncomfortable as it can be harder to take deep breaths.
Her honesty on Instagram is a good thing because pregnancy can be challenging but, for some reason, society talks a lot about women glowing and craving ice cream, but not a lot about how difficult it can be physically and emotionally.
Thankfully, Jessica is feeling better and doesn't have too much longer to go in this pregnancy.
"I am slowly getting healthier every day. Baby girl was monitored and is doing amazing! I am on my way to healthy and counting down the days to see her sweet smile. Sending love and prayers to all the mothers who are going or have gone through this. OUCH."
Pregnancy isn't easy for every mama. It can be downright not fun. But the good news is that the physical discomfort will end, mama.
One day you will have your baby in your arms, not your belly. You will no longer be "Jess-tating". You will sleep in a bed again, not upright in a recliner. Your feet will fit into regular shoes.
We get it, Jessica. Hang in there mama. Birdie is almost here!
[This post was originally published March 4, 2019. It has been updated.]