Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world two days ago in New York by a scheduled C-section, and were greeted with congratulatory messages from family, friends, and fans alike worldwide. Though Beyonce is still recovering in the hospital, the Carters have just released an official statement thanking fans for the continued support. It reads:
“Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.
We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.
BeyoncÃ© & JAY Z”
Earlier today, Jay-Z also released an ode to his newborn daughter. You can listen to Jay-Z’s heartwarming dedication track to Blue Ivy HERE, as he not only samples her cries, but also touches on how Beyonce had suffered a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy.