FIRST LOOK: Mariah Carey Poses 8 Months Pregnant and Nude

Mariah Carey is on the cover of the latest issue of Life & Style, in a beautiful portrait featuring the 8 month pregnant mami nude and showing off her baby bump.

"I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience," Mariah told the mag. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."

Although mami may have been hesitant, the babies were super excited to get their first taste of the limelight. "The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable," Mariah said. "Especially the girl—clearly she's a diva in training! We didn't start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!"

Hubby Nick Cannon may be feeling a little weird about having nude pictures of himself and Carey around the house. "My children are going to have to see these pictures," Cannon said Tuesday morning on his radio show, Rollin' with Nick Cannon. "It's a little weird...I mean, have you ever seen your parents naked?"

Carey, on the other hand, says that the whole experience of being pregnant with twins has given her a new outlook on motherhood. "Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who've had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples," she gushed. "We need to have Mother's Day once a week!"