Time really does fly — Nicki Minaj is celebrating her son turning 3 months old today (Dec. 30). The proud new mom posted a sweet Instagram tribute for her little one and shared a never-before-seen picture and videos from her maternity photoshoot.
“Happy 3 months Bday Papa Bear,” Nicki captioned the throwback shot. “Mommy & Daddy love you soooo much. You’re the best boy in the whole wide [world].”
Nicki and her husband Kenneth Petty welcomed their first child together at the end of September. It was Nicki’s mother, Carol Maraj, who confirmed the child’s birth in an Instagram post.
“Thank you Lord for Blessing my daughter [Nicki Minaj] with a beautiful bundle of joy!” she wrote. “You have always been a Blessing to myself and your family, and now you have received one of the best Blessings from God. ‘Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from Him.’ Psalms 127:3 #glamma let us rejoice!!!!”
Then, in October, Nicki revealed that she had given birth to a boy when thanking friends and family for the congratulatory notes and presents she’d received.
“Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time,” she posted on the ‘Gram. “It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.”
In lieu of the newborn’s name, which Nicki hasn’t revealed yet, the Barbz had #PapaBear trending on Twitter Wednesday afternoon in honor of the infant’s milestone.
Last month, Nicki also announced an upcoming docuseries about her life. It’s not clear whether or not the limited series will include her pregnancy, but the Queen rapper did promise “a raw, unfiltered look at [her] personal life.”
“I’m very excited to finally share with you guys that my docuseries is coming to HBO Max!” she wrote on social media. “It’s gonna give you guys a raw, unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey and I can’t wait to share it with you.”
Happy three months to Nicki’s son! Take a look at her pregnancy portraits below.