Bey and Jay speak, at last!
On Monday, two days after welcoming their first child together, Beyonce and Jay-Z released a statement to Us Weekly about welcoming daughter Blue Ivy Carter -- dispelling rumors that the little girl was delivered via C-section.
"Hello Hello Baby Blue!" the note from Beyonce, 30, and Jay-Z, 42, begins.
"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."
Continues the superstar couple of the birth, which occurred at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC: "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."
Jay-Z was so overwhelmed by his first child Saturday that he immediately hit the recording studio to record "Glory," a touching song about the couple's struggle to conceive and the joy of parenthood.