Here's what we know—and what we can't wait to find out—about one of the greatest celebrity pregnancy announcements OF ALL TIME.
In case you've been living under a rock (or just haven't checked Instagram recently), let us ring the alarm for you: Beyoncé just set the Internet on fire by announcing her pregnancy. Because it's Beyoncé we're talking about here, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that the news made a HUGE splash—but that's not the only reason. What was so amazing about it, you ask? Well, for starters...
Two babies on board!
That's right: Blue Ivy is about to get TWO little siblings. Bey is expecting twins! "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes," she wrote in the announcement, which she posted to Instagram.
Beyoncé has always been a bit mysterious where her family is concerned, and true to form, she hasn't released any details about when she'll welcome the babes. Since twin pregnancies often end early, we might be hearing of their arrival sooner than we'd expect—especially as the bump is pretty prominent already. Most mamas announce their news at the top of the second trimester, so she may be about three months along. A July birth might be in order!
Boy or girl? (Or boy and girl?)
While we don't have any confirmed info about the sexes of the babies, we do know that Beyoncé likes to drop hints. Does the fact that she's wearing blue boy shorts mean one baby is a boy? Do the pink bows on her bra signify a girl on the way? DOES HER GREEN VEIL MEAN SHE'S NOT FINDING OUT UNTIL THE BIRTH? Or that she's having one of each? There are so many possibilities here. We're not much for betting, but if we had to guess, our money would be on one boy, one girl.
That announcement, though!
It's amazing, right? We figured Bey would pull out all the stops for the incredibly colorful, flower-strewn shoot, but this is beyond (or Bey-ond?) Do you think the flowers in the photo hint at anything? A spring delivery, perhaps? Maybe she's further along than we thought...
Obviously, Bey and Jay Z went with an unusual name for their first child, daughter Blue Ivy. Do we think they'll go for color-inspired names this time around, too? Violet and Scarlett? Pink and Orange? Navy and Grey? This is a celebrity pregnancy we're talking about, so nothing is out of the question.
Instagramming the world
As you probably remember, Bey announced her first pregnancy at the end of a live performance. This time, she stuck to the more common method by taking to social media—perhaps she chose this option because it made announcing the whole twin thing easier? Whatever the case is, we're obsessed.
The birth announcement
When the pregnancy reveal is this good, can you even IMAGINE how on point the birth announcement will be? Maybe she'll pose the twins in front of that same stunning floral background...we'll have to wait and see but we're pretty sure it'll be #flawless.