Ciara recently announced that she's expecting her first baby with fiancé Future while on The View last week, but she's still keeping mum about her child's gender and her due date. The singer told People magazine that while she's keeping the exact date to herself, she's not far off from giving birth.
"Well I can't say the due date, but I can tell you that I'm not too far away from being in the delivery room," she said. "And I do know the sex of my baby, but again, I wanna keep that special as well."
The mom-to-be revealed why she took her time before announcing her pregnancy, which is understandable considering this is such a special and intimate time in her life.
"When something like that happens, especially with it being my first time, I think it's important that I do things on my time. Some people that I know who are friends or some people that I don't talk to every day, but have a really good relationship with, they may ask me questions about if the rumors were true. And I felt so bad because I told them a story."
While her family received the news before the public announcement, Ciara said she wasn't able to give her family the news as early as she had wanted to because her hectic travel schedule made it difficult.
"It was just so important to me to share something so special on my time. First you have to get through the first trimester and all of those important times. I just wanted to do it right and where I felt comfortable," she added.
But now that it's all out in the open, the singer can't wait to start shopping for her bump!
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