For the first time, proud parents Beyonce and Jay-Z showed off their baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, to the world.
The first photos of the superstars' daughter surfaced today on Jay-Z's blog, Life + Times and on a new Tumblr blog entitled "Hello Blue Ivy Carter." Perhaps that is where we will all watch Blue Ivy grow up?
A series of five intimate images show two photos of a peaceful baby girl with a swath of dark hair wrapped in blankets, two photos each showing Beyonce and Jay-Z by themselves holding Blue Ivy in a cream-colored onesie, and a final, touching photo of adult fingertips touching the baby's tiny hand.
Jay-Z also included a message with the photos, which read, "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives!! The Carter Family."
Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy on Jan. 8 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.