Ciara and Russell Wilson are expecting their first child

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As has already been well documented, Ciara and Russell Wilson consummated their marriage earlier this year after a very public pledge to wait till marriage. And if the couple has already checked off the "first comes love, then comes marriage" bit, well now they're on their way to checking off the last: Ciara is expecting her first baby with Wilson.

Ciara announced the news on her Instagram with a photo of her and Wilson's hands on her not-at-all-visible but perhaps emerging baby bump.

Ciara kept the baby news secret from her fans earlier in the day as she celebrated her birthday and documented the occasion with #grateful. As such, we expect many bump photos in the future.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and recording artist Ciara attend the GRAMMY Charities Signings backstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Ciara and Russell Wilson are seen leaving the Polo Ralph Lauren presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Ciara and Russell Wilson attend the Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 08: Taylor Swift, Russell Wilson and Ciara perform at CenturyLink Field on August 8, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: NFL player Russell Wilson and singer Ciara arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: NFL player Russell Wilson (L) and singer Ciara arrive at the The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks and Ciara Harris arrive for the State dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe And Akie Abe April 28, 2015 at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
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Me and My Bayeebay ❤️ @PoloRalphLauren
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Mood....❤️
Kinda Like Had The Best Christmas Ever.. Theme: Love, Happiness, Gratefulness, and Family. Nothing Can Amount To The Value Of Those Gifts. ❤️🎄🙏🏽
Crusin With My Captain @dangerusswilson..❤️ #tbt
Where you wanna go baby!!!? Tickets for 2...Anyplace in the world...You decide.
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