Expectant R&B star Ciara is refusing to let her pregnancy halt work on her upcoming album, insisting she is bursting with creativity.

The Goodies hitmaker confirmed long-running speculation she was expecting a child with her rapper fiance Future on Tuesday (14Jan14), when she debuted her growing baby bump on U.S. talk show The View, and now she is opening up about life as a mother-to-be.

Addressing her pregnancy, she tells The Huffington Post, "It really is a blessing. It's the most exciting time in my life. I'm really excited, like a little kid."

However, Ciara isn't ready to put her feet up and relax just yet and is instead busy working on tracks for her as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, the follow-up to last year's (13) self-titled release.

The singer, who will also perform at an after-party at the Grammy Awards later this month (Jan14), reveals new material will be unveiled in the coming weeks: "I'm in the most comfortable creative space I could possibly be in. I will actually be giving my fans something really soon and I'm really excited about it because it's so beautiful."

Meanwhile, Ciara insists she is not concerned about piling on the pounds after spending years working out to maintain her enviable six-pack.

She continues, "I believe that pregnancy within itself is sexy and I don't believe I have to show you that I still can be. I kind of like it actually not being about abs and all that stuff. I really love this phase that I'm going through in my life and I just want to live in it. I just want to be a mummy-to-be."

Ciara became engaged to Future, her boyfriend of over one year, in October (13).