02/08/2012 01:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Beyonce Baby Timeline: A History Of Her Pregnancy

Celebrity pregnancies always garner a fair amount of attention, but few have endured as many bizarre rumors and wild gossip as Beyonce and Jay-Z's. It didn't help that the couple was so coy about it. On August 28, Beyonce blithely announced she was expecting at the MTV VMAs, uncovering a sizable baby bump that seemed to have manifested out of thin air. (It also spurred 8,868 tweets per second, a Twitter record.)

And then there were the outlandish claims that Beyonce was actually not pregnant, but wearing a prosthetic baby bump, a series of is-she-really queries that reached a fever pitch after the singer's stomach appeared to fold and collapse when she sat down for an interview with Australia's "Sunday Night HD." But if the latter was an elaborate hoax and not a trick of the eye, as tabloids would have us believe, then consider us had: On January 8, Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.

Now that Beyonce's stepped out in her first post-baby appearance -- for hubby Jay-Z's benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, no less -- we point out nearly every single time Beyonce has been spotted out since announcing her pregnancy, and then some.

Beyonce Baby Timeline: A History Of Her Pregnancy