Beyoncé & Jay-Z Speak Out About Baby Blue Ivy Carter: "We Are In Heaven"

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Jan. 9 2012, Published 10:58 a.m. ET

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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."  OK! NEWS: BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z'S BABY GIRL BLUE IVY CARTER — THE MEANING OF HER NAME!  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."  OK! NEWS: JAY-Z RELEASES SONG 'GLORY' FEATURING HIS DAUGHTER, BLUE IVY CARTER!  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! 

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