Go Inside Jessica Simpson’s Baby Shower

MAXWELL "GIVES MY BELLY KISSES."
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson Promote Collection in N.C.
Jessica Simpson’s expecting the pitter patter of little (boy) feet and admits she’s crossing her fingers baby No. 2 will take after this fashionable mama.

“Maxwell is definitely a daddy’s girl… so I hope my son will be a mama’s boy,” she told People in the mag’s exclusive sneak peek inside the Fashion Star mentor’s Tom Sawyer-themed baby shower April 14 at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

As style savvy as the mommy mogul shows the world each week on the hit NBC show, this time around she’s making a different fashion statement sans her signature stilettos.

“I’ve been less about the fashion and more about the comfort,” she told the mag. “With Maxwell, I tried to wear heels the whole time, but it hurt my knees. Now I’m wearing more flats!

“I’m a lot less anxious this pregnancy. I’m a lot more easygoing.”

She also learned a few foodie lessons from her first pregnancy, when she gained a headline-making 60 pounds.

“Now I’m working out three times a week. I’ve only gained half of what I did during my first pregnancy,” she told People.

But for one special day the 32-year-old indulged her cravings, munching on snacks of sliders and pigs in blankets, along with sweet treats like donuts and red velvet cake at the ladies-only event organized by celeb party planner Mindy Weiss.

The 48 guests included little sis Ashlee, mom Tina, BFF Cacee Cobb (who’s also expecting!), gal pal Jessica Alba -- and a surprise visit by fiance Eric Johnson, 33, and 11-month-old daughter Maxwell, who’s excited about becoming a big sis.

“Maxwell knows what’s up,” Jessica said. “She gives my belly kisses.”

Do you think Jessica looks better with baby No. 2? Let us know below.

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