Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson is a mommy!

As expected, the singer turned fashion mogul and fiancé Eric Johnson welcomed a baby girl in Los Angeles this morning.

"Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson," states the announcement on Jessica's official site.

There's no word on just how much amniotic fluid was in there (at least, not yet), but the couple did share just how thrilled they are with their family's new addition.

"We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," the announcement continued. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!"

Simpson's family, including sister Ashlee Simpson, mama Tina and papa Joe, along with Johnson's parents, were spotted arriving at the hospital earlier this morning in advance of the delivery.

The little lady arrived weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 21 3/4 inches—though from the look of that bump (and thanks to Simpson, we got an up-close-and-personal look), we were starting to suspect that Maxwell wasn't alone in there.

"I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha!" Simpson joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March.

As for the proud new parents, a source tells E! News that the duo arrived at the hospital around 6 a.m. this morning, followed closely by their families at 6:30 a.m.

"She was not due for a few days, but she was ready and it was getting very uncomfortable," a source told E! News.

"She can't wait to be a mom, this is all she has ever wanted. This is honestly the happiest time in her life, the happiest I have ever seen her. She has been waiting for this moment her whole life. She was very uncomfortable towards the end, but Eric was a very doting fiancé and he was there to keep her company and provide for her whatever she needed.

"It made them feel closer than ever before, going throught this experience together. It wasn't easy in the end, she couldn't even leave her house, she's been ready to have this baby for a while."

She's also ready to be a wife, from the sounds of it. A source close to the family told E! News that the couple's wedding "will be this year. She can't wait to be Eric's wife!"

(Originally published on May 1, 2012, at 9:13 a.m. PT)

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