Head-turning nude baby bump cover photo for a high fashion magazine (April issue of Elle mag hits newsstands March 30th), check. Choose really cool baby girl name (Maxwell-Maxi for short), check. Throw a fab, celeb-filled baby shower soiree, check. On Sunday, Jessica crossed yet another “must-do” off her preggo list, as she was joined by more than 50 of her close friends and family, including her Texas kin and stars like Ellen Pompeo, Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Alba for a pink-and-yellow-themed baby bash held in L.A. The event–organized by celeb party planner Mindy Weiss–was reportedly a co-ed and “kid friendly shower” with many of the guests bringing their own babies. Tube-shaped balloons and spring tulips filled the venue and she received tons of gifts mostly wrapped in pink gift wrap and boxes including books, stuffed toys, clothes, and more.
She also took the opportunity to deck out her baby bump in a clingy, light blue snakeskin-print dress with ruffles. The Fashion Star judge accessorized with cute boho-style braids. As she and fiance Eric Johnson get closer to the day they will finally get to meet their daughter, the first-time mom insists she’s not scared — even though doctors have estimated the little girl’s birth weight to be approximately 10 pounds. (ouch!) “I figure if all these women all around the world can do it, I can do it,” she said. And she’ll undoubtedly do it in style, like she does here in a form-fitting bias-cut dress and diva-worthy D&G oval shades. -rpuccia
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