Beyonce & Jay-Z Release First Photos Of Baby Blue Ivy Carter!

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Beyonce holds baby Blue Ivy Carter in a photo posted on Jay-Z's site LifeAndTimes.com
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Beyonce holds baby Blue Ivy Carter in a photo posted on Jay-Z's site LifeAndTimes.com -- LifeAndTim …

Blue Ivy Carter is officially ready for her first close-up.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have released the first public photos of their new bundle of joy, in a posting on Jay-Z's official site Life and Times on Friday.

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With a full head of hair, and big beautiful eyes, the photos show both parents beaming, with mom Beyonce and dad Jay-Z taking turns holding their newborn daughter.

In another shot, the tiny tot is shown sleeping peacefully.

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"We welcome you to share our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives - The Carter Family," a note posted on the site along with the photos reads.

Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy on January 7. Following the birth of their family's new addition, the proud parents released a statement, officially sharing their joy with the world.

"Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," Jay-Z and Beyonce's statement noted at the time. "She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives."

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Jay-Z also penned and posted a new song, "Glory," for his daughter, which he launched on his website Life and Times.

"The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/ Maybe I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you. You. Glory," the lyrics state.

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For more photos, visit LifeandTimes.com .

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