Busy Philipps Named her Daughter Cricket, Got busy after giving Birth

Philipps — seen here for the first time since giving birth on July 2
– has chosen to name her newborn baby girl Cricket Pearl; she and
husband Marc Silverstein are also parents to daughter Birdie.

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Busy Philipps looked to the skies in naming her first daughter, Birdie,
but for her second daughter — whom she welcomed into the world earlier
this month — she found inspiration a little closer to earth. A rep for
the Cougar Town actress and new mom confirms that she and husband Marc Silverstein have chosen the moniker Cricket for their little bundle of joy.
Philipps gave birth to Cricket on July 2. “Everyone is healthy and happy,” her rep told Us at the time, noting that the baby weighed in at a little more than 8 pounds

Philipps herself tweeted
the news on July 3, writing, “So this happened…” alongside a blurry
but beautiful picture of the newborn resting on her chest. (She used the
same words, along with a photo of a positive pregnancy test, to
announce in December that she was expecting.)

One week later, on Wednesday, July 10, the Dawson’s Creek
alum was spotted for the first time since giving birth. Wearing
flip-flops, sunglasses, and a striped dress cinched at the waist with a
red, braided belt, the mom of two stepped out in Hollywood, Calif.

Speaking about the pregnancy earlier this
year, Philipps said she was focused on helping Birdie adjust to becoming
a big sister. “She talks to the baby and she’s just really thrilled,”
the actress explained. “I told her, though, that it’s okay to feel two
ways about it. It’s okay to feel really excited and also nervous or mad
or scared. I don’t want her to think she has to be super happy about it
all the time because I know it’s going to be…a big adjustment for

“We’ll see what happens when the actual baby comes,” she joked. “I’m
planning for that moment when she asks, ‘When does she go back?’”

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