Rumors are swirling that Beyoncé Knowles will soon be in the market for some bootylicious baby booties!  In an exclusive, US Magazine is reporting that the singer and husband, Jay-Z, are expecting their first child.  According to a source, the news came as a big surprise for the superstar duo.  “B was shocked.  She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet.”  “She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.”  Still, another source says that Beyonce realizes that “this is a gift from God and she’s so happy.”  But don’t start buying baby clothes for the couple just yet.  Beyoncé’s mom recently told Ellen DeGeneres that the pair are, in fact, not expecting a baby, according to People.  The truth remains to be seen!

How can you and your partner best handle news of a surprise pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

As the saying goes, you can’t be just “a little bit” pregnant.  Ready or not, your little one will soon be here, and you and your partner will have to come to the understanding that you’re going to be parents.  Cupid has some tips to help turn the element of surprise into baby bliss:

1. Listen to the doctor’s orders: While you’re trying to sort out all of the emotions in your head and deal with the changes to your body, make sure not to disregard yours and the baby’s health.  A doctor can also help run through your options if you are uncertain about the pregnancy.  Plus, he/she can tell your mate exactly how to care for you.

2. Find a support system: Your main support system should be with your partner; however, the surprise of having a baby can be overwhelming.  Find someone else to talk to and express all of your feelings.  Sometimes an outsider can open your eyes and put your concerns into perspective.  Then, go back to your beau and let him in on your new revelations.

3. Trust your maternal instinct: Once you find out you are pregnant, your maternal instinct will most likely kick in.  Although it takes a little longer for your partner’s paternal instinct to follow suit, once it does, you can start “nesting” as a couple.  While you’ll inevitably be thinking that you’re not sure if you can handle this, trust in yourself and your beau, and have confidence!