“I’m very nervous!” the singer-fashion designer, 31, admitted. “I just had a lot of pressure on me to lose the baby weight. Today was one of my goals: getting here, feeling comfortable. I feel beautiful today!”
All eyes were on Jessica, who looked lovely in a form-fitting black mini-dress with a flared waist and black pumps.
“Motherhood is a dream,” gushed the new mom, who had baby Maxwell with fiancé Eric Johnson. “It really is absolutely amazing. She had her first flight yesterday. Did not sleep! She didn’t cry. She just wanted to babble.”
Katie asked if there are any wedding plans in the works.
“We have not set a date,” the Fashion Star mentor said. “It won’t be this year. We haven’t had time! I really want to do a big fun wedding with my friends and family.”
And how is Eric adjusting to fatherhood?
“People call him the best dad in the world. Even my dad calls him that!” Jess boasted. “He can do everything. He can change every diaper . . . he’s just a very peaceful person.”
As for her postpartum weight-loss, Jessica admitted, “It definitely is a challenge.”
“I didn’t really think about it,” she added. “All the weight did not come off with the baby! I’ve had to really stay focused on my diet and really concentrate on what i’m putting in my body.”
Announcing that she’s lost more than 40 lbs. since giving birth, Jessica said, “My doctors told me it was a lot of water, and when my water broke … All the weight did not come out with the baby. I had to stay focused on my diet. I want to be as healthy as I can because I’m a mom now.”
She added: “I put on more baby weight than I was planning on putting on. I really have to separate myself from the world’s expectations and really just look inside myself and be healthy with myself. . . I want to be a phenomenal role model for my child.”