In an official joint statement on Monday, BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z clarified details of the birth of their new baby daughter, Blue Ivy. According to the press statement, baby Blue was boron on Saturday and came into the world naturally, not via C-section as some have reported.
Joyful parents Jay-Z and BeyoncÃ© released a dual announcement officially declaring the birth of their first child on Monday, saying they are “in heaven” over the new addition to their family.
“Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.
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.
BeyoncÃ© & JAY Z”
The New York Lennox Hill Hospital, where Beyonce labored to bring little Blue Ivy into the world, also released an official statement regarding the birth on Monday. In particular, the hospital wanted to addres rumors that BeyoncÃ© had taken over an entire floor of the maternity ward and that some mothers had been denied access to certain areas of the ward during the birth.
“Lenox Hill Hospital and its staff were delighted to welcome the Carter family for the birth of their firstborn on Saturday evening, but we are troubled by the misinformation being circulated in some news media reports. The suggestion that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire maternity floor is simply not true. The family is housed in an executive suite at the hospital and is being billed the standard rate for those accommodations. Our executive suites are available for any patient, including the food service and amenities provided to the Carter family.
The family does have its own security detail on site. However, the hospital has been and continues to be in control of managing all security at the facility. We have made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days. No security plan that we or the Carters’ security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU.
Lenox Hill Hospital takes patient privacy and safety very seriously. And while we congratulate the Carter family on the birth of their child, we value the loyalty of ALL of our patients and always strive to ensure a positive experience, knowing that the birth of a child is a wonderful moment producing memories that last a lifetime.”
Congrats to the happy couple!