Christmas is always crazy with a newborn. This year, Jessica Simpson celebrated the day with her three children and her husband Eric Johnson. It was her newborn Birdie Mae’s first Christmas, and as part of the special day, the whole family took a holiday photo.
The singer and fashion designer shared the photo on her Instagram. The photo features Simpson, 39, Johnson, 40, and their three kids Maxwell Drew, 7, Ace Knute, 6, and Birdie Mae, who is 6 months old.
In the photo, the family of five is standing in front of a huge, decked out Christmas tree and looking quite snazzy. “Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours,” Simpson wrote in the caption to the post.
On Christmas Eve, Simpson also shared a photo of the matching onesie pajamas that she and her children were wearing. The pajamas were cheetah print, and she captioned the post saying “Christmas Eve PJs.” She also shared it on Twitter.
Christmas Eve PJs pic.twitter.com/hET4oH7JbJ
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) December 25, 2019
Although they look as happy as can be in the photos, Simpson revealed that recent weeks have been tough for all of them because of their health. Just a few weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, she shared that the family was fighting a series of illnesses including “lots of puke, scary high fevers, coughing and a concussion.”
That doesn’t sound like the best way to spend the holidays. Thankfully, it looks like everyone’s feeling a lot better, and just in time for Christmas.
While she was pregnant with Birdie, Simpson suffered from a number of health issues. After she was born, Simpson embarked on a journey to lose all the weight she’d gained while pregnant, which turned out to be over 100 pounds.
To lose the weight, the 39-year-old worked with trainer Harley Pasternak, who helped her transition to a healthier lifestyle. That meant that Simpson was doing work to change how she lived, even when she wasn’t at the gym doing a workout.
“The difference between this and the other times was that she worked out, yes, but her transformation was more about what she did on her own time,” Pasternak told People Magazine at the time. “She was so motivated and positive. She was saying that her body has not belonged to her for the past decade. Not in a bad way, in a positive way — her body has been designated to create life and now it’s hers again and she’s going to make it fantastic in a really enjoyable way.”