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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are speaking out for the first time since welcoming their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Saturday in NYC.
"Hello, Hello Baby Blue!" the couple tells OK! in a joint statement. "We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012."
Beyoncé delivered the couple's baby girl at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and Jay-Z has been there while the new mom recovers.
"Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," Beyoncé and Jay-Z explain. "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."
So it seems reports of a C-section were false! The couple confirms she delivered naturally and that mom and baby are both doing well. Congrats again and welcome to the world, Blue Ivy!