Jessica Simpson,and fiancé Eric Johnson were " elated to announce " the birth of daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson Tuesday, trumpeting her arrival with a light pink banner on JessicaSimpson.com. The newborn weighed in at 9 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 and three-fourths inches long. No photos yet, though because she's "been so big for so long," the first ones will likely bring in about $500,000.
Simpson, who was born in Abilene, gave birth at a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday morning. Details on the birth were not yet available, but, given that Simpson saw pregnancy as a license to overshare, they’ll probably be public soon. "I feel there's no reason, when you're pregnant, to be shy about anything," she told E! Online .
In the same interview she said, "I would normally blame gas on a dog, but now I take full credit." In a March appearance on The Tonight Show she told Jay Leno she had been sweating so much in her Spanx that she had started calling herself "Swamp Ass." "It's like a bayou up in that," she explained. The mom-to-be also shared feeling like she had "a bowling ball sitting on [her] hoo-hah" on Jimmy Kimmel Live . Simpson assured the host that no, she was not having twins, she just had a lot of amniotic fluid—"So whenever my water breaks, it'll be like a fire hydrant."
Simpson unveiled news of her pregnancy last Halloween by tweeting a picture of her mummy costume and her baby bump: "It's true—I'm going to be a mummy!" she wrote.
For Simpson, Maxwell Drew is hopefully the first of many. "Pregnancy is meant for me," she said to E! Online , "I could be pregnant forever."