Say hello to baby Blue Ivy Carter!

Instead of selling the first photos of their newborn daughter to the highest bidder, Beyonce and Jay-Z decided to personally post the photos of their baby girl online to popular micro-blogging site Tumblr.

The Carters posted a message along with the photos, which reads:

“We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this Beautiful time in our lives.

– The Carter Family

Blue Ivy was welcomed to the world on January 7th 2012 at Lenox Hospital in New York City.

Check out the first photos below:

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