Blue Ivy Carter arrived in style this weekend, though how and with what level of security she made her grand entrance is currently up for debate. Even though we were already furiously working on these pink booties Sunday morning, Jay-Z and Beyonce waited until this afternoon to issue a statement. “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,” said Bey and Hov, adding, “She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs.” Their use of the word “naturally” seemed to directly contradict rumors that Blue arrived via a scheduled C-section. We weren’t there, so we’ll take their word for it. Even if we had been there, we would have been covering our eyes and screaming.
Another point of contention is the affect Blue Ivy’s security had on her fellow baby friends. According to dad-to-be Neil Coulon, whose wife also delivered at Lenox Hill, Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s bouncers caused a big problem for other families on their floor. “Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday just because they wanted to use the hallway,” Coulon told the New York Daily News. “They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.” However, according to the hospital’s Executive Director Frank Danza, “No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the NICU, and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.” Hmmm, we’re sure some security was in place, though. We mean, would you have been able to stay in your stirrups if you knew Bey was giving birth next door? Wow, really? Maybe we really are her biggest fans. What do you think?