Jessica Simpson posts brilliantly honest pregnancy picture and fans are loving it
If I were to say Jessica Simpson was having a rough pregnancy, it would be an understatement.
The singer has suffered through insanely swollen feet, nightmarish insomnia, excessive acid reflux and brutal mom-shaming. But, the ordeal isn't quite over yet, with the star posting her most recent pregnancy battle on social media this week. Luckily though, the latest incident is more funny than tragic.
Jessica took to Instagram yesterday to put out a warning to all pregnant women out there. Specifically: watch how you're sitting on the toilet when you're growing a baby inside of you.
Posting a hilarious picture of herself holding a broken toilet seat, the 38-year-old wrote: "Warning...Don’t lean back on the toilet when pregnant 🤦🏼♀️".
Her followers adored the amusing anecdote, with many taking to the comment section to thank her for keeping things real.
"thank you for keeping it honest and real during your pregnancy🙌🏼🙌🏼 , not a picture perfect Instagram pregnancy 😂❤️🙌🏼 #reallife [sic]," wrote one.
Another added: You're cracking me up!! 36 weeks pregnant here! Can’t say this hasn’t almost happened to me!!" [sic]
Just a few hours before, the former Newlyweds star had turned to social media to share a less comedic consequence of her pregnancy.
Revealing that she had been suffering from severe pregnancy acid reflux, she uploaded a photo of herself wearing sweatpants and lying on a sleep recliner she had bought to comfort herself.
Acid reflux occurs when some of the stomach's acidic contents travel up into the esophagus, often causing a burning pain in the chest area. It is common to experience this condition while pregnant and it can result in a burning sensation or pain in the chest, feeling full, heavy or bloated and feeling or being sick.
These two incidents aren't the only unfortunate pregnancy problems Jess had posted about on social media. In January, the mother-of-two took to Instagram to send out a cry for help with her painfully swollen feet.
Posting a photo of her left foot and ankle looking bigger than any foot or ankle should ever be, the Take My Breath Away songstress wrote: "Any remedies?! Help!!!!"
Fortunately, soon enough, hundreds of fans had flooded the comment section with tips to relieve her pain, with everything from bathing in Epsom salts, to drinking more water, to compression socks being suggested.
Jessica has two children already with her husband Eric Johnson: six-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson and five-year-old son Ace Knute Johnson.
The third pregnancy was somewhat unexpected, given the fact that only months before, she had told Ellen Degeneres she would not be having another child.
"We got an IUD, nothing’s gonna get in that uterus. I have two beautiful children, and I’m not having a third," the These Boots Are Made For Walking singer said.
Despite the many issues, the 38-year-old is said to be enjoying the experience, allegedly describing it as "so special".
According to Hollywood Life, a friend of hers said: "Jessica is doing great, she’s really enjoying her pregnancy. She didn’t really plan or expect to be pregnant a third time, so it all feels so special. And one of the best parts about it is that she gets to share the excitement with her kids, they’re old enough to understand and are fully invested.
"She says they ask her almost every day how much longer until the baby arrives. Maxwell is especially excited to be getting a baby sister, she was thrilled when they found out they were having a girl."
Keep on going, Jess. Not long to go until you have a beautiful baby in your arms!