Beyoncé announced that she's pregnant with twins less than 24 hours ago on Instagram with what's already become the most iconic photo of 2017. (We're still trying to catch our breath from the Internet meltdown that ensued.) But we should have known that the legendary singer wasn't done blowing our minds just yet.
As of Thursday morning (February 2), Bey has posted a series of never-before-seen intimate photos — both of her as a pregnant goddess and of her family — to her website in an album titled, "I Have Three Hearts," a nod to the two babies she's carrying.
Many of the new photos feature Beyoncé nude or draped with fabric. In a few of the artistic shots, she's lounging amid tons of flowers against a bright backdrop. In others, she's gracefully floating mermaid-style underwater. Beyoncé and husband Jay Z's first-born daughter Blue Ivy, 5, also appears in a few of the pictures beside her mom and kissing her growing pregnant belly, and a few of the maternity photos posted to the artist's website appear to be from when she was pregnant with Blue.
It's not clear who the photographed Bey's latest maternity shoot—but we do know that this person sure can keep a secret. See a few of the flawless pictures for yourself, below:
In addition to some profound thoughts about motherhood, Beyoncé also included a poem among the photos by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, who she collaborated with for her album Lemonade. "Venus has flooded me, second planet from the sun, I wake up on her foamy shore. She wants to take me to meet my children. I’ve done this before I’m still nervous," the poem reads.
Also, added to the new photo album are personal family pictures of herself, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy through the years. Each is notated on her site with a year and location for context.
"We would like to share our love and happiness," Beyoncé captioned the initial photo announcing her pregnancy. "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. - The Carters."