The arrival of Blue Ivy Carter in January was a “miracle” for People’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman and her hubby Jay-Z. So how did the former Destiny’s Child lead singer prepare for the birth of her babe?
“I did have a fresh eyebrow wax,” the giggling Beyoncé admitted. “I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss.”
Wanting to look and feel good when her little girl was delivered, things just didn’t turn out as planned.
I didn’t feel that I looked beautiful during birth, but who does? After being pumped with all those fluids and gaining so much weight … I barely recognized myself,” the 30-year old shared. “But after many hours of labour, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.”
Once Blue was in her arms, the singer – who gained 50 pounds during her pregnancy – gushed, “I felt more powerful than I’ve ever felt in my life. I felt connected to my body. I felt like I knew my purpose in the world.”
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