When Beyoncé announced she's pregnant in February, it felt like the world stopped spinning on its axis for a moment.
Perhaps it's because Queen B has become one of our generation's most iconic women or maybe it's that we've been waiting for another baby since Blue Ivy's birth in 2012—and now we're getting twins (!!!)—or maybe it's all of the above, but no matter the reason, the announcement has been one of the most exciting bits of news this year.
So, while we wait for the mini Hollywood royals make their way into the world, here's everything you'll want to know about Bey's pregnancy so far:
It's Been a Long Time Coming: A source told E! News in June that Bey and Jay had been hoping to get pregnant after the conclusion of her successful Formation World Tour, which ended late last year.
In May 2013, Beyoncé also revealed she wanted to give Blue Ivy siblings. "I would like more children...I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being big sister [to Solange], she said in an interview that aired on Good Morning America.
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It's a ''Miracle'' Pregnancy: Following the announcement, another source told E! News, "[Bey and Jay] have been trying for sometime, and it has not been very easy conceiving this time around, so when they did it was a miracle. They always wanted more kids, and they are doing really well as a couple so the timing is on point."
She Wasn't Showing in November: She closed out her Formation World Tour in October and made an appearance at the 2016 CMA Awards on Nov. 2, during which she showed no indication of a growing baby bump. Two days later, she made a surprise performance at Jay Z's concert rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, and although she donned a looser-fitting pantsuit (Clinton's go-to ensemble), there was still no sign of a belly.
But This Photo Could Have Been a Hint: On Nov. 6, Bey and Jay were photographed leaving the Saturday Night Live! party after Solange made her musical debut on the show. With a smile on her face, you'll notice her hand is resting protectively on her stomach. She Instagrammed the paparazzi pic, which she rarely does, and looking back, all the signs seem to be saying: "I'm pregnant!"
She's Had Some Morning Sickness: "Beyoncé is feeling OK," a source revealed. "She had some morning sickness early on and her energy level is slower then usual, [but she] is taking good care of her body and has good doctors that are making sure she is on track."
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She'll Still Perform at Coachella: Another source says the singer still plans on performing at the massive Coachella music festival in April, but (as always) her health will come first. It will depend on how she feels and the doctors' orders at that time.
Still, Bey performed several times while pregnant with Blue and spoke openly about it. "When you're pregnant, it's a little bit harder to breathe," she said in an interview for a Live at Roseland screening. "So it was hard doing all the choreography and singing at the same time."
That could explain why she sat for most of her 2017 Grammys performance, too!
Her Relationship With Jay Z Is Stronger Than Ever: Remember all the hubbub surrounding their marriage after Lemonade dropped? Well, it's a thing of the past. An insider told E! News exclusively in late February, "Jay and Beyoncé are in the best place in their marriage. They have allotted more time for themselves as a couple over this past year, and that has helped them build together."
The source continued, "Jay and B have always wanted a big family. So when they got that huge news and surprise that they were having twins, they were both so happy. They have been trying for a while now so these babies are a true gift from God to them."
Blue Ivy Is Ready to Be a Big Sis: We're told that Bey and Jay explained to their 5-year-old daughter that she will soon you be the older sister to two siblings. Now, our insider dished, "Blue likes to feel Beyoncé's belly and seems to be looking forward to being an older sister."
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No Coachella Afer All: Nearly a month after news of Bey's pregnancy broke, the wildly popular music festival announced that she would have to pull out from headlining the three-day event.
"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," read a message posted on Coachella's Facebook page. "However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding."
Lady Gaga is set to fill her spot.
Los Angeles Suits Her Lifestyle: Hollywood and Beyoncé have always gone hand-in-hand, but it's never been more true now that she's settled down with her fam in Los Angeles. From an under-the-radar appearance at a 2017 Oscars bash, to sneaking into the Beauty and the Beast premiere at the El Capitan Theater with little Blue Ivy, glitz and glam is nothing new for this trio.
They're also up to more normal activities, like shopping at Farmshop at Brentwood Country Mart, attending family birthday parties and attending dance theater productions. Fans have also spotted Queen Bey getting in formation at Soul Cycle!
Her Pregnancy Hasn't Been the Easiest: A source admitted to E! News exclusively that although Bey is having a "harder time this pregnancy with keeping up her energy," she isn't letting it ruin the experience and "loves being pregnant."
The Lemonade artist has maintained her typically health-conscious diet, but the source explained, "She splurges when she wants to and hasn't taken her weight gain as a negative thing. She is a confident women in her skin whatever size she is [and] embraces it."
She Will Take Time Off After Giving Birth: A source revealed to us, "After Beyoncé has her babies, she is going to take some time off for herself and her family. She needs a break, but her breaks are always productive and creative. Beyoncé is always thinking so I wouldn't be surprised if some amazing ideas came up while she is taking time off."
We'll be sure to keep you posted as any new details arise.
(This story was originally published February 16, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.)