After tweeting on Tuesday that she is “so in love with baby Maxwell,” new details of Jessica Simpson‘s adjustment into motherhood are featured in the latest issue of Us Weekly. The magazine reveals that daugher Maxwell Drew was born via C-section, weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs., 13 oz., on May 1.
As Jessica recovers from her major surgery, fiancé Eric Johnson has been enduring the bulk of diaper duty. Watching the 6-foot-3 former San Francisco 49ers tight end handling the baby has proven to be comical for the new mom.
“He is sweetly nervous about Maxwell being so small,” a source says. To show his devotion — and his appreciation for her giving up her self-professed “religion” of high heels near the end of the pregnancy — Eric is planning a “push present” for Jess. “It will be either a necklace or ring — something that has meaning to them, but will also be very sparkly with diamonds,” a source reveals. “Something feminine and pretty — and it won’t be cheap!”
Jessica, who is 5-foot-3, admited to weighing 170 pounds when she posed nude and pregnant for the April issue of ELLE. Sources say she aims to shed the pregnancy pounds within a year to fulfill her $4 million deal with Weight Watchers. “As soon as Jessica heals from the C-section, she is extremely determined to get back in the gym and work out,” says a friend.
A source familiar with the negotiations says Weight Watchers is giving her a maternity break before getting serious about the regimen, “but they’ll likely be speaking to her in the next few weeks to get everything started.”
“She’ll have to meet the weight-loss goals for the deal to go through,” says the source. And for that, she’ll need to get serious with a celebrity trainer. “She hasn’t chosen a trainer yet,” the source adds. “In fact, she hasn’t even thought about working out for a year. But if she wants this, she’ll need to work out a good five days a week.”