Forget pregnancy glow. Beyoncé is simply beaming.

"I'm very excited!" the mom-to-be told E! News during an exclusive interview on Thursday while at Macy's in New York City to promote her new fragrance Pulse. "I'm probably the happiest I've ever been."

In fact, the expectant singer, who said she constantly makes an effort to encourage women to "have their own goals and always know their worth," feels "empowered" by the experience.

"It is the most incredible gift anyone can have and I'm so happy I'm a woman," Beyoncé said. "Men, I feel bad, they don't get to experience this. It's incredible."

However, while the Grammy winner seems to have comfortably made the transition into pending motherhood, there's one common practice she hasn't done yet—headphones on the belly.

"I think my baby has heard a lot of music," she pointed out with a laugh. "I've been performing the whole time and dancing and singing and in the studio, so I think my baby has heard lots and lots of very loud music."

And much like now, Beyoncé doesn't plan on slowing down, even after the arrival of her and Jay-Z's little one.

"I know my mother worked really hard and she definitely didn't stop," she said. "My mother was a great example of how it's possible to own your own salon and be a great wife and spend family time and make the lunches and make the costumes and all of those things. So, that was my example, and I'm hoping to just keep it moving and bring my baby with me."

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