The biggest surprise of the day has been made by Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z as they shared the first pictures of their baby, Blue Ivy Carter.
Beyoncé, 30, and Jay-Z, 42, posted a series of intimate portraits of their beloved daughter, who was born just over a month ago.
Instead of selling their first baby pictures to a glossy magazine for millions the music megastar couple decided to take control posting snaps of Blue Ivy to a tumblr.com blog.
In one snap, Beyoncé is seen beaming into the camera while she cradles her daughter in her arms.
While the camera is out of focus on Beyoncé, with clarity on baby Blue, the singer’s blue nails can be clearly seen, no doubt a tribute to her little bundle.
The proud parents set up a blog that shows the intimate family snaps along with a message.
It read: “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter Family.”
There are several close ups of the adorable little girl, who not only has a healthy head of hair but also displays a rose-bud mouth and almond shaped brown eyes.
In one shot the Blue Ivy is seen staring past the camera, and in another the photographer has captured the tiny bundle sleeping.
The emotional and captivating shots are the first of their kind of Blue Ivy to be released to the public.
And it was only last week that Beyoncé made her first public appearance since the birth on January 7, showing off her incredible post-labour curves.
The singer stepped out twice in as many nights last week and it was almost unbelievable to think she gave birth a month earlier.
It wasn’t just her figure she was showing off Beyoncé was also seen sporting a chunky piece of bling which she was given as a “push present”.
Jay-Z is believed to have bought the blue ring, in honor of their daughter’s name, in a tradition that sees new fathers reward the mother after she gives birth to their child.
Ever the fashionista, the large jewel was coordinated with Beyoncé ‘s blue nail polish as she made her second public appearance since becoming a mother on January 7.
Beyoncé’s first “stepping out” was the previous evening last Monday night as she showcased her post-baby curves in a red Alice Temperley cocktail dress, which was undeniably striking.
It was a wise move as Beyoncé looked picture perfect for the first night of Jay-Z’s two-legged occupation of NYC’s Carnegie Hall.