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?
Papa Jay-Z himself is celebrating the birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday with a new track he just posted on his Life and Times website. Warning to the sensitive: The song, called “Glory,” featuring B.I.C. (oh, as in Blue Ivy Carter, we get it), will make you cry. And in a couple of instances, Hov reveals that Beyonce had a miscarriage before she was pregnant with Blue.
“False alarms and false starts/ All made better by the sound of your heart/ All the of the pain of the last time/ I prayed so hard it was the last time,” Jay says toward the beginning of the song. Later, he refers to it even more clearly, “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/ We was afraid you’d disappear, but nah, baby, you magic.”
He repeats a refrain you’ll often hear from new parents, “The most amazing feeling I feel/ Words can’t describe what I’m feeling, for real,” and then goes on to use her name: “Baby, I paint the sky Blue, my greatest creation was you. Glory.”
We also like how Jay is already speaking with wonder about her talent: “Did you wiggle your hands for her?” (Doing the “Single Ladies” dance?!) And though he admits she doesn’t yet know what swag is, she was “made in Paris” just before Beyonce shot an album package, so like the rest of us, he expects big things of his “Lil B” (not to be confused with the Based God, of course).
Question for you guys: Do you think the baby in the track is actually Blue? Or just a stock baby sound?
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived, people. Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed Blue Ivy Carter into the world on Saturday night — because when else would a future diva princess debut? We are unreasonably excited about this news. And probably we should calm down about her, so she can have a chance to get adjusted to things like air and light and everything outside of babybumpdom. But then, Carter family, we will need to see some pics and hear some adorable stories. In the meantime, we will look back at the cuteness from which she came…
Babyonce is here, y’all! E! reports that Beyonce had a baby girl last night in New York at Lenox Hill Hospital via C-section. Major congratulations to her and new papa Jay-Z. You’re all waiting to hear what their daughter’s name is, right? According to the site, Hova’s been telling his friends that she’s been christened Blue Ivy Carter. Suitably fly for a superstar child, we think. What say you? Celebrity felicitations have been pouring in for the newly minted parents. Russell Simmonstweeted, just a few hours ago, “Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z,” while Rihanna‘s tweet read, “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.” Even Gwyneth Paltrow‘s in on the action, writing, “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.” Or shall we call her Aunty Goop from now on? Remember, Gwynnie is BFF with Jay, who happens to be Uncle Jay to her kids Apple and Moses Martin.
Bey’s hometown paper, The Houston Chronicle, has also published a story, revealing, “Beyoncé has given birth to a girl early this evening in New York, says a close source. Baby and mom are doing fine.” We absolutely cannot wait to see pictures of Blue Ivy. This baby is going to be way cooler than we’re ever going to be in our entire lives. We bet she’s going to have a solid-gold crib or something! So happy for the new family.