Jessica Simpson has welcomed her third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson.
The actress turned fashion designer and her husband Eric Johnson celebrated the arrival late on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Sharing the first picture of her newborn to Instagram, Jessica wrote: ‘Birdie Mae Johnson. 3.19.19. 10 Pounds 13 Ounces.’
The image showed big sister Maxwell meeting her sister for the first time. Holding the dark-haired baby’s delicate hand, the six-year-old leans into the hospital bassinet to greet her sister.
Meet Birdie Mae! Jessica Simpson gives birth to 10lbs13 baby girl and shares sweet picture of daughter Maxwell holding newborn’s hand
More than ready: A heavily pregnant Jessica is seen in an Instagram from this week
The Blast reported that Jessica was surrounded by her family, including her husband and father Joe Simpson.
Along with Maxwell, the family is completed by son Ace, five.
The Blonde Ambition star posted a picture of her burgeoning baby bump on social media this week, which showed she was ready to give birth any day.
Jessica, 38, didn’t have an easy time of it this pregnancy, variously battling insomnia, severe acid reflux, bronchitis, back pain and anxiety.
Growing family: Jessica with husband Eric Johnson and their two children
Earlier in March, the blonde stunner shared a selfie on social media wearing a hospital mask.
The design mogul revealed in the caption that she as ‘finally home’ that she had been admitted for a week due to bronchitis.
‘Coughing with Birdie has been a crazy painful journey. I am slowly getting healthier every day,’ she captioned the image. ‘Baby girl was monitored and is doing amazing! I am on my way to healthy and counting down the days to see her sweet smile.
‘Sending love and prayers to all the mothers who are going or have gone through this. OUCH’
Expecting: Jessica is pictured during her pregnancy, which has been a difficult nine months
Ready to pop: The star is seen during her pregnancy
Meanwhile, Jessica previously admitted she ‘doesn’t understand’ how she got pregnant again.
She admitted: ‘I thought about [having another baby], but I didn’t really know that it could actually happen. We definitely always love to practice. We actually weren’t practicing very much that month so I don’t understand. We try [to figure it out]. This might be a miracle baby.’
But despite her confusion over the impending arrival, her children are ‘so excited’ to be a big brother and big sister.
At her side: Jessica’s father Joe was among the family members at the birth
She added: ‘They’re so excited because they’re only fourteen months apart, so they didn’t get to experience the excitement of each other. But when I told them that we’re having another baby, I know that they’ll remember that for the rest of their lives.
‘They are most excited about learning how to do the swaddle. Maxwell, my daughter is just so happy that it’s a girl. They ask me the craziest questions that I can’t say on TV … ‘How does the baby come out?’ ‘Where does the milk come from, I don’t understand!’ I’m a little bit too honest, and Eric’s like, ‘I don’t think we need to give out ALL the information, Jessica. So, I’m scaring my kids, I think.’