Beyoncé and Jay-Z are bringing their new baby, Blue Ivy Carter, home from the hospital.
The New York Daily News reports that the newly minted family left Lenox Hill hospital early this morning in a Mercedes-Benz coach.
The van, which rolled out at 1:30 a.m. today, was accompanied by two SUVs. Reportedly, one van blocked traffic on Park Avenue to keep the path clear for the Carter clan. The other SUV tailed Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s coach to prevent other vehicles from following them.
Just hours before bringing their baby home, Bey and Jay officially welcomed their child to the world with a statement. "Hello Hello Baby Blue. We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012," the Carters said.
"Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," they added before clearing up reports that Blue was birthed by C-section. "She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives."
In the tradition of "Isn’t She Lovely," Jay-Z released a song titled "Glory" in honor of his new daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
On the track, he gets candid about the notoriously private couple’s struggles to conceive. "False Alarms and false starts/All made better by the sound of your heart," Hov raps. "All the pain of the last time/I prayed so hard it was the last time."
Later in the song, he bluntly states, "Last time the miscarriage was so tragic we was afraid you’d disappear/But nah baby you’re magic/So there you have it. Sh*t happens."
The pair have been hounded by pregnancy rumors for years and it’s never panned out. The disclosure may reveal that some of those rumors may have been true.
While it’s uncertain when the public might be able to see baby Blue, the proud parents immediately shared her voice with the world. Yes, at less than one week old, Blue Ivy Carter has already recorded her first track.
At the end of "Glory," Blue can be heard crying at the end of "Glory," where she’s credited as "B.I.C."
Take a listen.