Jessica Simpson loves to snuggle with her daughter Birdie Mae! In a post uploaded to Instagram on Thursday, January 9, the singer reflected on having to resist embracing her 9-month-old after getting hit with the flu.
In the photo uploaded to Instagram, the author admitted that she is grateful that she was able to fight her viral infection without contaminating her daughter. “Thank you God for protecting this baby Birdie from the flu ??? From one mom to another who has been taken down. Y’all know how heartbreaking it is to not snuggle your baby #BIRDIEMAE,” she wrote as her Instagram caption.
In addition to Jessica, her entire family, excluding Birdie, was hit with the illness as well. "My family got kicked in the butt with the flu (everyone except our sweet Birdie). The only thing that is making me smile at the moment are the Aspen family holiday memories," she wrote to Instagram.
Following her upload, fans sent well wishes to the mother of three. One user wrote, “God Bless all the children and their mothers.” Another added, “We have the flu girl. No good with a house full of kids and momma is down ? hoping you guys feel better!” A third commented, “Same thing happened in our house ? Glad you are on the mend!”
This isn’t the first time that Jessica has had to power through a difficult time. In December 2019, the singer shared a photo of herself signing several copies of her upcoming memoir, Open Book, with a bandaged hand. “Bandaged up to finish these books! Signing away, 24 hours to go. Probably won’t be sleeping tonight! #openbook,” she wrote at the time.
After powering through the injury, Jessica praised herself for a job well done.
“14,000 signed copies, a few dozen band-aids, more Red Bull cans than I can count, over 100 used sharpies, and lots of prayer! I’m feeling all the feels, so unbelievably blessed, happy and still in shock that this is all happening. A lot of people are asking me how I can write a memoir at the age of 39 and I completely thought the very same thing until I started to put all of my journals that I’ve kept since the age of 15 together,” she wrote.
“I’ve been very private about most of the hardest moments over the last 15 years. I am finally ready to share my story and life again with an open and honest heart like an Open Book,” the Price Of Beauty star said.