The world rejoiced when Beyoncé announced on Instagram that she was expecting twins (seriously though, it's become the most liked Instagram post ever), and then the world rejoiced again when she released even more gorgeous maternity photos in a slideshow on her website, entitled "I Have Three Hearts." In some of the photos, Beyoncé's 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, could be seen with her pregnant mom, no doubt anxiously awaiting her promotion to big sister. Does Blue Ivy want siblings? Given the fact that she's been an only child for five years, it wouldn't be entirely surprising if Blue wasn't exactly looking forward to sharing the spotlight, but according to Us Weekly, she's totally psyched.
A source told the magazine that Beyoncé and husband Jay Z were reportedly "trying for a long time" to have more children, and now that they're expecting two babies, they are "over the moon." As for Blue, the source said she is "so excited to be a big sister," which is surely a big relief for her parents. With two little ones on the way, it also means that Beyoncé will no longer have to worry about Blue needing playmates. According to People, she told ABC News in Sept. 2016 that she hoped to have more children, adding “I think my daughter needs some company."
While Beyoncé hasn't yet commented on Blue's feelings about her siblings-to-be, it sounds as though she may have been hoping for a playmate or two for a while now. According to Hollywood Life, a source told the site last month that Blue "loves sharing her toys with her friends," and that "she sometimes asks mommy and daddy to bring her a real baby girl or boy," when she plays with her dolls.
Although being pregnant with two babies at once will likely be a totally different experience than it was the first time around, the fact that she had a great pregnancy with Blue will hopefully work in Beyoncé's favor. A year after she first became a mom, Beyoncé told Vogue that the day she gave birth was “the best day” of her life — and honestly, her birth experience actually does sound pretty amazing:
I had a very strong connection with my child [during labor]. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. ... [Blue and I] were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.
And while Beyoncé did admit that she was nervous to give birth (not even Queen Bey can escape first-time delivery jitters), she explained that having her loved ones with her helped her "to really let go and really appreciate every contraction."
Of course, going from one child to three overnight isn't exactly easy, and as as mom of twins myself, I can definitely attest that having two babies at once can be a challenge. Like a lot of kids, Blue might also find that being a big sister is an adjustment at times, but either way it sounds like they are definitely looking forward to their soon-to-be-much-bigger family (also, uh, nannies. Surely that will help.)