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10/18/2011 05:48 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2011

New Details On Beyonce's Pregnancy

Will Babyonce be a boy? A girl? Beyonce's mom knows, and she isn't telling.

Tina Knowles told Life and Style that she knows."Yeah they know what they're having!" she said. "But I'm not telling!"
Knowles said her pop superstar's daughter's appetite has picked up as her pregnancy has progressed. "She's craving waffles," Knowles said. "The normal - just wanting to eat!"

Beyonce, who unveiled her new line of perfume last month, said that her nose had become extra-sensitive during her pregnancy as well, and she's grown to hate her husband's smell. "My husband's fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now," the singer said.

Not like pregnancy is exactly slowing B down. Earlier this week, she unveiled the video for her single, Love On Top," but her baby bump -- which got top billing in the video for "Countdown" when it premiered just three weeks ago -- isn't nearly as prominent. Sales for her album, 4, were flagging before she coyly announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards. But the news pushed her album back into the iTunes Top

New York magazine thought the unveiling was a clever move. "The ever-savvy Beyoncé and Jay-Z made the most of the news, keeping rumors remarkably quiet, then dropping the baby bomb center stage at the VMAs, with a tummy rub and some background screaming from Kanye How could we resist such fanfare? The answer is: we cannot."

But Wendy Williams, the talk show host, suggested that Beyonce's baby bump wasn't real, and that it was staged in order to help bolster 4's performance on the charts. "What is that? Is that a baby bump? I don't know."