Beyoncé flaunted her fit post-baby body on the cover of SHAPE's April 2013 issue and told the magazine motherhood has made her so happy that she plans on having more children.
The mother-of-one wore a color-blocked crop top with a matching bikini that showed off her body after she delivered her daughter Blue Ivy in January of 2012. When asked if she wanted more kids, the Love on Top singer said, "absolutely."
"I'll probably start after this tour. We'll see if it happens," she said. "I just adore being a mother, hearing her say 'Mama' and call me when she needs something. It makes me feel like I have a real purpose here. I enjoy all the things people warned me would be tough to handle."
When asked if she referred to changing diapers she replied: "Yes, even that!" Beyoncé is set to go on The Mrs. Carter Show 42-city world tour beginning next month. She added that she is most suprised by how much her 1-year-old daughter has taught her about herself and shifted her priorities.
"She's only a year old and I've learned so much about myself from her," said the Houston native. "Giving birth was one of my biggest fears, and having Blue forced me to face it. And now I recognize the strength I have."
She said her daughter teaches her "to focus on the things that truly matter," such as family, and to cherish every moment because they slip by quickly. She also revealed that she gained 57 pounds during her pregnancy and she had a time-crunching three months to get back into her pre-baby shape.
"I didn't have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again!" she said.
SHAPE featuring Beyoncé will arrive on newsstands on March 26. View exclusive photos of Beyonce's fashion looks for the magazine here.
Watch Beyoncé work the cameras in the behind-the-scenes video taken place during the cover photo shoot here.