Watch: Well, Duh! Jessica Admits Baby No. 2 Was (Quite A) Surprise

By: Cory Lopez / March 6, 2013

Jessica's Bump
Jessica Simpson shows off her second baby bump.
No one was more surprised by her back-to-back pregnancies than Jessica Simpson herself.

Just seven months after welcoming daughter Maxwell, her first child with fiancé Eric Johnson, Simpson announced another bun in the oven. But baby No. 2 wasn’t in the plan.

“I don’t know — apparently protection was just thrown out the window,” Simpson says in an interview airing Wednesday on Ellen, when asked just how she ended up expecting again so soon. “I feel like I’m always pregnant.”

Though the stork’s second delivery derailed wedding plans during their two-year engagement, the couple are still excited to expand their brood. “We’re happy,” Simpson added. “We were definitely extremely shocked.”

But her second time with child is a world away from her first.

“This pregnancy is the complete opposite,” she explained. “Like with Maxwell, I felt amazing. Like, I could do everything, eat everything. Do whatever I wanted. I had a lot of energy. This time around…I’m like, exhausted, eating Tums. That’s my snack of choice!”

And after gaining over 60 lbs. while when carrying Maxwell, Simpson is making “healthier, wiser decisions” to avoid packing on too much pregnancy weight before welcoming her new little one.

“The first pregnancy, I kind of let loose, and I kind of ate everything that I wanted to eat and I really enjoy it,” she admitted. “This time around, I think because I was doing Weight Watchers and I felt super healthy, I’m not really craving as much, and I know how hard it is [to take the weight off].”

But Simpson counts her lucky stars that Johnson has eyes for her no matter the width of her waist. “Apparently, Eric still wanted me,” she said. “So I can gain as much weight and I still have a husband-to-be that loves me.”

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