Singer Beyoncé Knowles and hubby Jay-Z are expecting their first little one to make an appearance in February.
"[Being pregnant] already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for 10 years, all of my 20s," the 30-year old mom-to-be said on Australia's Sunday Night. "I just feel like it's time and I'm very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human can have."
Married since 2008, Knowles said she and Jay-Z decided to wait before they started a family. "I think because I've accomplished a lot of things for myself and I really know who I am, I didn't rush into anything."
Beyoncé also wanted to take a break from her hectic schedule. "It was a bit overwhelming," she said. "I was a bit numb and kind of lost."
The pop star added, "I never even realized I needed a year off. I never realized I don't know how to take a year off. I've been managed by my father for a long time, and it's been a real change being separated from him. It was scary, but it empowered me."