Ciara posed for gorgeous nude maternity shoot photos with her firstborn, and they're all kinds of adorable.
Think maternity shoots are only for first-time mamas? Think again—Ciara is here to prove that you can still commemorate baby No. 2 (or three or four or five) in a totally special and sweet way.
Ciara's photos were taken for Harper's Bazaar, and while the rest of probably won't have such a public platform for our own shots, we can all draw second-time-around inspiration from the glowing mom. Ciara posed with her son, Future, to celebrate her second pregnancy—she's all set to welcome a baby with husband Russell Wilson.
Some of these photos are a family affair: She shared one photo, which features the topless singer holding Future, her husband's arms wrapped around her baby bump from behind. "Just the four of us," she captioned the shot.
Ciara—who admitted that she's set to welcome "two babies" (no, not twins—she'll give birth to one human and release one album)—opened up about Future's readiness to become a big half-brother. "He'll randomly pull my shirt up and be like, 'I want to see the baby,'" she told Harper's Bazaar. "'Hello, baby. How you doing, baby? I love you, baby. Okay, talk to you later, baby. Bye, bye.' Then he'll kiss me on my belly and put my shirt back down."
@Ciara learned the strength in vulnerability through the birth of her first son. Baby Future taught her patience, "above all." Tap the link in our bio to read the R&B icon's full interview and see her pregnancy shoot with a cameo by #BabyFuture on BAZAAR.com. Videography by @TimMilgram Photography by @DaniBrubaker_ Styling by @William_Graper
The bad news? Ciara quickly became a victim of mommy shaming after shooting these images. "Baby Future is way too old to be naked in that photoshoot and Ciara acts like he really doesn't have his own father, it's so disrespectful," one Twitter user posted. But there are plenty of people in Ciara's corner, including Kelly Rowland, who posted in support of her friend.
For her part, Ciara doesn't seem to be letting these comments get her down. The singer seems totally proud of the shots, and we say she should. She looks healthy and amazing, and we love how she showcased her bond with her firstborn while celebrating her second baby. Topless or not, that's a pretty beautiful thing. Will you be using these as inspiration for your own second-baby maternity shoot?