Jessica SimpsonShe's already vowed on national television not to go overboard and gain too much weight with her second pregnancy, but new photos of Jessica Simpson's huge baby bump look very similar to those taken while she was expecting baby Maxwell.

This shot of her was taken back in November of 2011, and it was clear that pregnancy was starting to take its toll on her body at that point. And with the new photos published by TMZ, it appears as though she's on the same path to putting on a decent amount of weight with this baby, much to her dismay, I'm sure.

And I know she's pregnant and she should be able to just enjoy herself since this is the one time in her life when she really doesn't have to worry about her weight. She lost it the first time, and she'll lose it again, I'm sure, but still -- it has to be bothering her just a tad.

There are several reasons why my son is an only child. I'd be lying if I said one of them wasn't the fear of blowing up like a whale all over again and having to work my butt off for a year to get rid of the 50 (or more) pounds I'd probably gain again with a second pregnancy.

And I know there are plenty of people who have had different experiences from pregnancy to pregnancy, but I also have had several friends who have had to deal with the same symptoms with each one too, some of which aren't too pleasant to go through.

From insane morning sickness to heartburn and hemorrhoids from hell to gaining a ton of weight -- it really seems like for the most part, whatever "pregnancy genes" you get tend to stick with you and follow you each time you conceive.

Unfortunately for Jess, no matter what she does differently with baby number two, it doesn't look like she's going to catch any major breaks in the weight gain department. Oh well, she might as well just go ahead and indulge and at least try to make the best of it, right? (Go for it, honey. You'll lose it again. I promise.)

If this is not your first pregnancy, has it been any different?

 

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