Beyonce’ Is Pregnant With Twins And The World is Gaga With Excitement! See New Pregnancy Photos.

Beyonce’ is certified the queen of excellent surprises- if you thought the release of lemonade broke the internet, you may want to rethink that as the numbers say it all. With over 8 million likes in 21 hours and celebrities from Rihanna to Rita Ora, Hailey Baldwin to Beyonce’s best friend Chrissy Teigen; this has got to be the best news of the year yet. Why the world is this excited is a mystery only Beyonce’ can tell.  Announcing the news on Instagram and her website, Jay Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy went with the message below.

We would like to share our love and happiness.

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

 They followed up this announcement  with so many lovely new and old pictures from their archives in conjunction with  a beautiful poem about motherhood, written by Warsan Shire.

In the poem, she made references to elements that can also be seen represented in the new pregnancy photos released on her website- flowers, water, Venus the brightest planet on the solar system and a sister planet to earth, Nefertiti- an Egyptian queen and great royal mother of Akhenaten, Osun- a  deity seen as a manifestation of a god in Ifa and Yoruba religions and Yemoja- a water deity also from the Yoruba religion, known as the mother of all Orishas, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses. See Pictures and read full poem below.

Mother is a cocoon where

cells spark, limbs form,

mother swells and stretches to protect her child,

mother has one foot in this world and one foot in the next,

mother, black Venus.

I look at the photographs of my mother when she was pregnant with me,

does she feel how i feel now?

Venus falls in love, flowers grow wherever love touches her,

this is how she is reborn.

I’m watching life inside me grow;

there’s life growing inside of me and I’m beside myself with dreams.

Was it your voice I heard? you speak to me from inside me.

 I have three hearts.

In the dream I am crowning Osun, Nefertiti and Yemoja- pray around my bed.

 I can smell jasmine, I wake up as someone places a wreath upon my head.

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.

words by Warsan shire



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