Jessica Simpson: “Only one month to go! I can’t wear heels anymore”

Yesterday, I was reading the print editions of OK! Magazine and Us Weekly, and I noticed that the editors of both tabloids had done stories on Jessica Simpson’s neverending TMI. Both stories were basically just an assortment of quotes from the past month, and seeing it all laid out like that made me realize that it’s just going to get worse after she has the baby. We’ll be hearing about baby poop and epidurals for MONTHS. Prepare yourselves. When she starts talking about the delivery, I’m going to step aside and let CB and Bedhead handle it, because if I try to write about it, I’ll vom.

So Us Weekly has yet another piece about Jessica, but this time it’s just based on what people overheard Jess say. This girl can talk, and she’s telling everybody her business. Including something about how she’s not due for another month? THE HELL?

Jessica Simpson is hitting the home stretch of her pregnancy — and the fashionista is making drastic sacrifices indeed to stay relatively comfortable.

“Only one month to go!” the Fashion Star mentor, 31, was overheard telling a fellow shopper at Fred Segal’s in Santa Monica Tuesday, where she and a pal spent the afternoon. “I can’t wear heels anymore,” lamented the star, clad in a black maxi dress and flip flops. “I tried but it was too hard. Wearing heels is like a religion to me, so it’s tough!”

That means that Simpson (engaged to her daughter-to-be’s father, Eric Johnson) will have to amend her child labor plan. Back in November, the style mogul joked to Us Weekly: “I’m probably going to deliver my baby in [4-inch YSL heels]. . .I went to the doctor yesterday and he said, ‘You’re gonna need to get out of those heels!”

During her Wednesday excursion at Fred Segal, the heavily pregnant star was already plotting her post-pregnancy body goal, eyeing a slim pair of Elliot jeans as she blew big bubbles with her gum.

Cheerful if seemingly exhausted, she chugged Fiji water as she shopped — and while she couldn’t buy clothes for herself, she picked up some togs for her little girl at the Ron Robinson store. Simpson snapped up bloomers, shirts from Le Petit Bateau and a polka dot dress.

“It’s like carrying a bowling ball!” Simpson was overheard saying of her belly. “Almost done!”

[From Us Weekly]

Remember when everyone was like, “Oh, she’s due in March!” And then Jessica said she was due in a “few weeks” in mid-March, and everyone was like, “Oh, early April!” And now it sounds like she might have one more month to go? She’s been so big for so long now. Poor Jess. If I was her, I would be spending a crazy amount of money on my delivery too.

Photos courtesy of ELLE, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. cmc says:

    Thank you for choosing those two photos from the spread and not the naked one.

  2. almond says:

    That’s… quite a gestational period.

  3. Kola says:

    Feels like she has been pregnant forever, bless her!

  4. podzol says:

    One month to go!? It feels more like she’s one month past! Poor her, she must have peeing envies all the time …

  5. atorontogal says:

    Still another month? Did she announce her pregnancy the second she found out? So many others have announced and had their babies during the time she has been preggers. She must be part elephant!

    • cmc says:

      She announced on Halloween when she got so huge that all we could talk about is how she was obviously super pregnant and I remember everyone commending her for keeping the secret for “so long”. Little did we know she was 3 mo pregnant *max* and looked like 6-7 months…I remember thinking the baby would be born in Jan/Feb at the latest!

    • hunter says:

      That’s so funny, I was thinking elephant too!

  6. lilibet says:

    Can’t believe that she was only 3 months pregnant in the Halloween picture (the one where she announced being preggers), she looked at least 6 months gone then.

    Seems like she’s had an elephant pregnancy!

  7. mel says:

    Her boobs must be killing her….good gracious that poor girl.

  8. Amy says:

    Actually, she officially announced her pregnancy around Halloween, right? Remember? She dressed up as a mummy? So Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, that’s six months. Give her another month, since she says she has a month left and it’s seven months.

    It just seems like an irrationally long time because she’s so super preggo!

    • KATY says:

      Halloween is at the end of October….just sayin

      • Amy says:

        Fair point. But that’s still a reasonable pregnancy time. It’s not an outrageous gestational period, like some are saying. That’s my only point, even if I did fudge it a little 🙂

  9. Amy says:

    at this point, they could probably induce labor? No? The baby is probably cooked enough!

    • Jezi says:

      You’d think right? I was really big as well. I think because her boobs are so large it makes it look like she’s even bigger. Unfortunately full lung developement doesn’t occur until 37 weeks. So they will not induce before that unless medically necessary. However, they can test to see if there is full lung maturity before then and if so then they can induce. Women who go into premature labor are often given steroids to advance lung development.

    • Samigirl says:

      The brain also almost doubles in size from week 35 to week 39. It’s incredible what changes occur in just a few weeks!

      • Jezi says:

        There is a reason why women are pregnant for 40 weeks. Give or take 2 weeks. I had to keep telling myself this as I got larger and larger. Hahaha! I was induced at 41 weeks. I was not a happy camper.

      • Samigirl says:

        Emerson was induced at 40 weeks 5 days, but that was because of me. I didn’t educate myself, so I didn’t know to just let his little behind stay in there. He was 100 % healthy, no “wimpy white boy lungs” but only weighed 5lbs 4oz. Unless the diabetes forces little miss to be one to be induced (she already weighs 5 pounds-I’m 33 weeks today), then she can stay as long as she wants 🙂

      • Jezi says:

        Aaawww he was tiny. I had a 9 lb. 2 oz. child so they were not going to let him stay in much longer than he already was. I had wanted to be induced way before that. I was so swollen that they took me off of work a month in advance. Good luck with your lil one on the way.

      • Bodhi says:

        Arleigh was born at 40 weeks & 6 days. We were adamantly opposed to induction but my midwife scheduled one “just in case”. I swear its was charm because A was born the day after she scheduled it!

      • Bodhi says:

        I looked ready to pop at 36 weeks, but my little man had other ideas. He was born at 40 weeks & 6 days. My belly didn’t get much bigger after 36 weeks, but it got lower & lower & lower…

        I loved being pregnant but those last few weeks were terrible. I was crawling out of my skin the last few days. I must have walked around the neighborhood about a zillion times just for something to do. And to encourage little man out… I don’t know that it worked but it got me out of the house!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      I don’t know when they induce (my oldest two were 9 and 4 days over-due and non-induced) but they perform “scheduled C-sections” exactly one week prior to your due date. That’s it.

      Sometimes, babies cooperate (none of mine did) but they usually don’t.

    • Bodhi says:

      Annnd I screwed up & posted my comments in a wonky order… Ah well…

  10. Maria_Spain says:

    Don´t kill me but she remembered me this :

  11. Zelda says:

    Holy product placement, Batman.

    “was overheard”= was paid by seveeral companies to walk around and let US Magazine write about it. Celebrity life is so weird.

  12. Samigirl says:

    Bless her heart. The last 4 weeks seem to take the longest!

  13. Relli says:

    Silly girl, any experienced mama would have told her that she wasn’t goign to make it to 9 months in heels. Only Posh can do that because her usual weight is comparative to a feather.

    I made it to 7 months in my heels, 6 months in my extra big regular clothes but at 8 months i looked like someone filled me up with an air pump and left it on. I am not goign to say anything about her baby weight because us short gals do not carry it as well as taller ladies. I saw one of my bffs 7 months into my pregnancy and i was so proud i had only gained 40lbs and she told me i looked bigger…. an overly emotional pregnant me was crushed.

  14. Agnes says:

    she’s going to give birth to a toddler, i swear.

  15. whocares says:

    One more month to go? Seriously? Is it me, or does it seem like she’s going on month 12! Damn! Also, there only one baby in there? Holy crap!

  16. the original bellaluna says:

    Poor girl. I really feel for her. Those last few weeks really take a toll on the ole’ bod.

    Peeing yourself; StayPuft Marshmallow feet; the leaky boobs; the inability to breathe, eat, or sleep…and then the aftermath: the labour; delivery; and recovery.

    (Sorry, Kaiser!)

    • Samigirl says:

      I’m there right now. Flip flops are the only shoes that fit (and that’s just barely). And if I have to hear my husband and son giggle over my wet shirt one more time, I may scream. It’s soooo annoying.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Oh, honey, I feel for you. With my first (born in August in SoCali, natch), I wore men’s size 11 grey flip-flops (Target, 5 bucks – strangely, only happened with the first pregnancy) and glared at anyone who dared give me a second glance.

        And why does no one tell you that your feet grow a half-size per pregnancy? I know it doesn’t happen to EVERYONE, but it HAPPENS! (And I have a SERIOUS shoe/boot addiction! It’s hereditary and skips a generation, according to my mother.)

        (I was whistled at from the rear-view, but not the front – except those weirdos who get off on pregnant women.)

        And the wet shirts and sheets made me CRAZY! I was wearing nursing pads at like 5 months pregnant!

        So next time hubs and kiddo giggle, grab the kitchen hose-thingy or the shower-head thingy and give ’em a good hosing themselves! 😀 That’ll teach ’em!

      • Samigirl says:

        …you have the best ideas. Ever. 🙂

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Girl, I love ya! Give ’em a good hosing next time they get all smart-assy. Hose ’em down like you’re washing the car! 😀 (And once your milk comes in, squirt ’em with it from across the room. It is absolutely HILARIOUS!)

      • MW says:

        @orig. bella – Thank you for confirming that foot fact! Before my first baby, I wore a 7 1/2 shoe for forever. After the fourth, I wore and still wear about a 9. No one ever seemed to take my revelation seriously!

  17. Mamacita says:

    I really don’t mind the “over” sharing. She’s enjoying her pregnancy. Good for her!!
    I actually think people have become so squeamish lately. Come on, she talked about amniotic fluids and people think she’s disgusting?? I just don’t get that people want to vomit when seeing the word written. Wierd things happen to the body when being preggo. Should we all just pretend it doesn’t and not mention these things?

    • Zelda says:

      I get my period next week. I will have to change my tampons. I’ll be sure to tell everyone all about it.

      WAit, no I won’t. Because sometimes “natural” things are f*cking gross. And poor, impolite conversation.

      Good conversational rule for all people of all genders: if it involves the expulsion of bodily fluids, it’s not good chat.

      Just because it’s pregnancy doesn’t mean it’s precious.

  18. BELLA says:

    Does vericose veins mean anything to these crazy women?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      OMG, the “veryclose” (my child’s term) veins are HEINOUS and generally don’t go away!

      I know there’s (supposed) treatments and stuff, but they cost A LOT and may or may NOT be effective.

  19. YoYOBaby says:

    Didn’t Beyonce wear high heels up until she delivered?
    <Maybe Jessica could've called her for advice?

  20. Orange Cone says:

    I’m tired of that preggo pose… If I were to pose preggo, I would have my hands on my hips! lol :-p

  21. Snowpea says:

    In that first shot, I’m pretty sure thats her baby’s little head outlined in the sunlight.

    I think Jess is adorable. She’s not micromanaged to within an inch of her life, I totally believe her and that hubby of hers have super hot sex and she’s totally relatable.

    Plus, when you’re worth a billion dollars, you may as well enjoy it!

  22. Eleonor says:

    The opposite of Beyoncé pregnancy: she is due in march, no end of february, no the beginning of…Poor Jess.

  23. ClaireBear says:

    All I can say is, MASSIVE!

  24. jen d. says:

    While she may very well be pregnant for another month, I kind of wonder if she’s putting it out there a little bit later so she can protect herself when she does go into labour. I mean, we’ve heard about every little detail of her pregnancy, yet she hasn’t mentioned a due date. I wonder if she’s not getting paranoid about getting money for those first baby pictures. I think she’s looking to make quite a bit off this baby.

    It’s also possible she can’t count and has no idea how pregnant she is.

  25. LeSigh says:

    I REALLY dislike the trend of Celebrities wearing heels while pregnant. It isn’t good for you at the best of times (

    Let alone when your pregnant! The hormone Relaxin causes your ligaments to relax and loosen so the last thing you want is to constantly wear heels and stress the loose ligaments. You are way more likely to roll an ankle but your also putting your whole body out of alignment and allowing those pressures to have a greater affect thanks again to that hormone.

    Like it or not, girls look up to them and if they only see pregnant celebrities in heels than they will feel bad about themselves if they choose not too since it is made out to be slovenly and un-hip.

    Sorry rant over.

  26. novaraen says:

    Another month?? Wasn’t she pregnant before Beyawwwwwnce??? Daaaang girl!! I wouldn’t be surprised if her math was waaaaay off.

  27. Lisa says:


  28. BRE says:

    I think part of the reason it seems so long is that people having been talking about Jessica’s weight gain for so long and always assuming she was pregnant before she actually was. She said she was 130 when she got pregnant, but her thinner weight that she wants to get back to is 110.

  29. skuddles says:

    Well you might not be able to wear heels Jess but you sure could wear wheels – 4 of em! Wooo whee you big girl!! My sister got huge like that with her first baby too – 11 lb’er :O

  30. Dana M says:

    Bless her! She must be in pain….her pregnancy look so painful…ouch! Those last 4weeks are the longest four weeks of your life. I cried when my daughter was late on day 7! You just want it to be over because it hurts. I wish JS well and a healthy happy baby/birth.

  31. memnoch says:

    Sweet Jesus! I’ve had 3 kids and am not a small person by any means. But I never ever looked that big (and I hate it when people say pregnant women are big). That just doesn’t look like someone who’s 9 months, never mind 8 unless its twins or triplets!

  32. Ramona Q says:

    I like that she talks to other shoppers at the department store. And how fun it must be for her to buy her daughter cute baby clothes. She seems so happy, I’m happy for her.