Kim Kardashian and hip-hop star Ciara have been friends for years, but the sisterhood of motherhood has brought these besties even closer together. Kim—who's already mom to baby North, 10 months—has shared mommy advice with Ciara, who is expecting a baby boy with rapper/producer fiancé Future, on "everything from breastfeeding to how a stroller works," Ciara told W magazine.
Kim's greatest advice to date? She encouraged Ciara to allow "your child to be who they want to be—as long as they want to be something great." After all, "you don't know your child until they get here, you don't know their personality," Ciara says in the interview with W. "There is a lot of learning to do. I loved that advice."
The "Body Party" singer—who, as W notes, originally announced her pregnancy with Barbara Walters on The View and had Kim by her side at her blue-and-white themed baby shower—was also recently spotted looking at cribs at Bel Bambini in West Hollywood with Kardashian. Beforehand, Ciara tweeted, along with a photo of herself: "Me Before Going 2 Do Some Baby Prep Stuff With My Friend Kimmie. #ExcitingTimes.. Still Feels Surreal That This Is Actually Happening. Xo. Mommy."
It might still feel surreal, but the proof is in the photos! To accompany the interview in W, Ciara did a gorgeous pregnancy shoot in everything from long, glamorous gowns to one-piece bathing suits to a crop top and leggings, revealing her beautiful bare belly (below).
"My mom and I don't have a lot of photos of my early years," Ciara explains in the interview. "So I decided we should document everything. This is one of those moments you can't repeat."
Clearly, Ciara loved the results (as she should—she looks mamalicious!) as she tweeted: "Thank You @Wmag For Documenting One Of The Most Special Times In My Life, In The Most Beautiful Way Possible. #MyMostFavoriteShoot2Date #HappyTimes."
Pregnancy is one of the most special times in your life, and deserves to be celebrated! I encourage each of you to take lots of photos for yourself and for your future child to see. You don't want to look back and wish you had taken more pics, so document every second of your journey!
To see more of the photos from Ciara's W shoot, click here.
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