The images surfaced on Jay-Z's lifestyle blog, Life + Times, on Friday afternoon (Feb. 10). "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. - The Carter Family" was released as a message to the couple's fans.
Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7; days later, Jay-Z released "Glory," a song dedicated to (and featuring) Blue Ivy that made the newborn the youngest artist to ever appear on any Billboard chart (R&B/Hip-Hop Songs). Earlier this week, Jay-Z performed "Glory" for the first time during a performance at Carnegie Hall.
Behold, the first photos of Blue Ivy Carter: