Cougar Town star Busy Philipps will probably be taking it pretty easy this Fourth of July. The actress gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on Tuesday, July 2. The new baby weighed in at 8 1/2 pounds and a rep told People that "Everyone is healthy and happy."
Philipps and her husband, Marc Silverstein, already have another girl, Birdie Leigh, 4. Earlier this year, Philipps told the Huffington Post that carrying this new baby was very different from her pregnancy with Birdie. "It's all different [with this pregnancy] and I guess I wasn't fully prepared for that. My first pregnancy was sort of easy and carefree and I thought that this one was going to be the same thing, but it has been just worlds apart," she said. "But I'm making it through. I lost my voice because I have acid reflux, I mean it's disgusting! Your body is just hijacked, it's gross."
The new big sister was apparently very excited for her new sibling's arrival. "My daughter is super excited. She's actually incredibly helpful and she's really understanding things, when I say like, 'Mom can't carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!' She understands what that means and she's cool with it."
Philipps announced the birth to her fans on Twitter by posting a beautiful photo of her and the new baby with a message that said simply, "So this happened."
When Cougar Town returns for its next season, Philipps says that fans can enjoy watching what the show had to do to hide her pregnancy. "If people are watching, my boobs grew two sizes," Philipps joked to E! Online in March. "You can look for us hiding my pregnancy for the rest of the season, so that's a fun drinking game."
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