We can all agree that Beyoncé’s first performance since announcing she’s expecting twins was … emotional, to say the least.
With her stunning bump on display, the Lemonade singer gave one of her most memorable Grammy Awards performances ever, singing “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles,” all while sending the Bey-hive into a frenzy.
As Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy cheered her on from the audience, not crying was not an option.
Here are the ten moments from her performance that made us weep uncontrollably.
When Tina Knowles introduced her daughter, and we started crying even though the performance hadn’t even started.
“I believe she earned nine Grammy Nominations for her Lemonade album this year.”
When she held her belly, and we had to hold in our ugly cry.
(We weren’t able to.)
When she took sitting to a new and exciting place.
The radiance, the glow, the beauty.
When she defied physics, and we cried out of sheer terror and excitement.
We’re so glad she made it through this.
When she not only embodied girl power, but also low-key formed a new religion.
We’re not even sure what’s real and what’s illusion, and we don’t think we ever want to know.
When holograms of Blue danced around her.
Crying is healthy, crying is good, crying is healthy, crying is good.
When her family was so frickin’ proud.
Blue is shook.
When she smiled into the crowd after the performance, and we pretended she was smiling at us personally.
When she graced us with a laugh.
What we would give to be one of the flowers she was standing upon.
When her profile was otherworldly.
This isn’t the first time Beyoncé embraced the glory of her baby bump during an awards show. During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the singer — pregnant with daughter Blue at the time — rubbed her baby belly while performing “Love on Top.”
“I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me,” she told the audience before unbuttoning her jacket to reveal her bump.