Jessica Simpson says she’s determined to stay under 200 lbs. during her pregnancy. During a taping of the Rachael Ray Show Jessica also reveals some of her strange cravings and says that, emotionally, she can now “cry at the drop of a hat.”
In the episode, set to air December 12, Simpson named her craving of the week. “This week it’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, toasted. And then, I’ll put some salt on my hand, like I’m taking a tequila shot, and then take a bite of the sandwich.”
When her sister Ashlee revealed on the show that she had gained a whopping 52 pounds during her pregnancy, Jessica had to set the record straight: “I’m gonna try to not go over 200 pounds.” Jessica did say the pregnancy has changed her eating strategy. “I get full really quick, so I just eat a lot throughout the day.”
Another big change has been her up and down emotional state. “I cry at the drop of a hat. That is one thing about pregnancy, anything will make me cry.” She told Rachael: “Even a great soufflé would make me cry.” Jessica also talked about her excitement when she feels the baby inside. “I felt it move the other day for the first time and I had big crocodile tears. It was the coolest thing ever. I think it just did a flip or something. I was like, ‘There it went. It’s there. It’s really there.’”
She didn’t yet know the sex of the baby, but says her 3-year-old nephew Bronx — Ashlee’s daughter with ex Pete Wentz — has made is own predictions for his cousin-to-be. “He rubs my belly. He has guesses. He said that he wants it to be a girl, but he thinks it’s going to be a boy.” Even if she does have a boy, Jessica quipped: “I’ll just put him in a Tutu,” “I really [loves] being pregnant.”
To see Jessica and Ashlee’s full interview, tune in to the Rachael Ray Show on Dec. 12.