See First Blue Ivy Carter Photos, Share Jay-Z and Beyonce's Joy

[Photo: Life + Times]
[Photo: Life + Times]
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"We welcome you to share our joy," write Jay-Z and Beyoncé on Jigga's Life + Times website today (via Rap Up). "Thank you for respecting our privacy during this Beautiful time in our lives." The note, signed "The Carter Family," comes with five photos of baby Blue Ivy Carter, including the above shot of a remarkably coiffed post-birth B and child.

The good news: One of the richest couples on Earth didn't sell their baby's first photos! The curious news: The couple decided to drop this little joy bomb on us at 6:30 p.m. on a Friday night — and not just any Friday night, but the one right before the Grammys, when most music journos are on their way to LaLa-land. This isn't like Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore's split, people! This is joyous news.

However, based on this shot of the child with perfectly combed emo hair, we're wondering if this is actually Pete Wentz's baby! (Come on, let's invent a conspiracy theory! There are so many already in Jay's world). But also, this kid is really cute. Almost makes you understand why Jay wrote goopy "Glory."

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