Beyonce and Jay-Z shared the first-ever photos of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Friday via the newborn’s very own Tumblr website.
The first public photos of Blue Ivy taken in their luxury suite at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, show the beaming hip-hop royalty nuzzling their newborn.
Instead of selling their first baby pictures to a glossy magazine for millions the music megastar couple decided to take control posting snaps of Blue on a brand-new tumblr site dedicated to their baby girl “helloblueivycarter.”
A handwritten note reads, “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter Family.”
A glowing, perfectly-coiffed Beyonce, 30, sports blue nail polish, beams as she holds her little one close. In another shot, proud papa Jay-Z, 42 (Shawn Carter) also smiles from ear to ear with Blue resting on his chest as he clutches their tiny muslin-wrapped girl.
Born on Jan. 7 and weighing in at 7 lbs., Blue Carter gets her debut in five adorable photos.
The first-time parents have gone to great lengths to protect little Blue’s first weeks in the world. They locked down a private, never-before-used birthing suite at Lenox Hill Hospital that was flush with extras, including four flat-screen TVs and a sweeping view of the upper East Side.
Blue Ivy then took her first ride on the town in a chauffeur-driven $140,000 Mercedes Sprinter Van Grand Edition.
The rapper famously penned and recorded the song “Glory” soon after his daughter’s birth.) An additional photo reveals Blue‘s tiny hand reaching out to her mom’s.
The couple has filed an application to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter,” in a bid to secure exclusive rights to use the name in connection with cosmetics, recordings, baby products, clothing, toys, video games and motion picture films, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.
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