Heavily-pregnant Beyoncé exhibits her growing baby bump as she showers daughter Blue Ivy with affection ahead of birth of twins

As her due date edges ever nearer it was an indulgent Beyoncé who showered young daughter Blue Ivy with affection on Tuesday morning.

Taking to Instagram, the heavily pregnant R&B superstar shared a snap in which she holds her oldest child aloft while offering her a loving kiss.

Beyoncé, 35, is expecting twins with rapper husband Jay Z, and her already prominent baby bump is exposed courtesy of the open semi-sheer robe she wears over a matching blue bikini. 

Special moments: As her due date edges ever nearer it was an indulgent Beyoncé who showered young daughter Blue Ivy with affection on Tuesday morning 

Meanwhile Blue Ivy, five, sports a raffish wide-brimmed hat and patterned swimsuit as she looks down at her doting mother.

Captioning the image, Beyoncé simply wrote: ‘Us.’

The singer has shared numerous shots of her growing bump over recent weeks, including a stunning black and white snap in which she displays henna tattoos, a string bikini and colorful sarong. 

The image was taken at her festive African theme 'Carter Push Party' with guests including mother Tina Knowles and close friends La La Anthony and Vanessa Bayer.  

Incredible: The singer has shared numerous shots of her growing bump over recent weeks, including a stunning black and white snap in which she displays henna tattoos, a string bikini and colorful sarong 

Incredible: The singer has shared numerous shots of her growing bump over recent weeks, including a stunning black and white snap in which she displays henna tattoos, a string bikini and colorful sarong 

On Friday, the Countdown singer dazzled in a new photo-set that put her full belly center stage.

In the glittering set, the singer drapes a thigh-skimming black dress over her bump as she flashes two fingers at the camera, clearly thrilled to welcome the incoming twins. 

Even in the last leg of her pregnancy Beyoncé, isn't afraid to show off her stellar legs, which poke out from her outfit's short hem-line.

Completing her look, the former Destiny's Child star added an extra dash of style by sporting a smart bolero hat. 

Twice as nice!  Beyoncé previously showed off her belly in a new photo set posted on Friday

Twice as nice!  Beyoncé previously showed off her belly in a new photo set posted on Friday

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Beyonce has continued her maternity fashion reign, this time in a ruffled black mini dress by Alberta Ferreti.

It was layered under a glittery silver blazer from Any Old Iron and topped off with a wide brim hat and on her feet were a pair of metallic mules by French 'It' brand, Chloé.

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Hat's off: In the shoot, the diva dons a handsome bolero hat with a broad brim

Hat's off: In the shoot, the diva dons a handsome bolero hat with a broad brim

Getting a leg up! Even in the last leg of her pregnancy, the Formation hitmaker wasn't shy about showing off her legs
Getting a leg up! Even in the last leg of her pregnancy, the Formation hitmaker wasn't shy about showing off her legs

Getting a leg up! Even in the last leg of her pregnancy, the Formation hitmaker wasn't shy about showing off her legs

Dazzling diva: She added some sparkle to her look with a sequined jacket

Dazzling diva: She added some sparkle to her look with a sequined jacket

Several artsy images from the set show the diva's silhouetted in teal, making her figure stand out. 

The bright outline subtly highlighted the impressive turquoise ring gracing her hand.

In the later pics, she ditches her heels for a pair of mules with pearled ankle straps - a glamorous but still-practical choice for an unexpected trip to the hospital. 

 Shoe swap! The Grammy goddess swapped her glittering heels for pearl adorned mules later

 Shoe swap! The Grammy goddess swapped her glittering heels for pearl adorned mules later

Hoop-la! She topped off her look with giant hoop earrings

Hoop-la! She topped off her look with giant hoop earrings

Beyoncé's mother Tina recently told Entertainment Tonight that the star is more ready than ever to welcome her little ones. 

She said, '(Beyoncé's) doing great, she's just ready to - you know, she’s ready to see her babies.'

While Tina doesn't know the gender of her daughter’s unborn babies, she said she'll be 'happy' whether the twins are boys or girls or one of each.

She added: 'I would be happy with whatever God gives me. It's the biggest blessing. I'm so excited!'

Beyonce and husband Jay Z were wed in 2008 and delivered their firstborn Blue Ivy in 2012. The twins will mark babies number two and three for the family.

That glow! Queen Bey's skin glowed while her caramel curls looked effortlessly chic

That glow! Queen Bey's skin glowed while her caramel curls looked effortlessly chic

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