Beyonce and Jay-Z Post First Photos of Baby Blue Ivy Carter

The proud parents share the first photos of their new bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter.

Isn't she lovely?

Proud parents Beyonce and Jay-Z have posted the first photos of their month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The couple shared multiple photos of the newborn on her own Tumblr page called HelloBlueIvyCarter.

A handwritten note included in the post reads: "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives." The note is signed "The Carter Family."

Boasting a full head of dark hair, baby Blue Ivy is photographed sleeping in both her famous parents' arms.

The photos come just a few days after Beyonce made her first post-pregnancy appearance at Jay-Z's Carnegie Hall concert.

Sharing such photos for free is an unusual move for a high-profile couple like Beyonce and Jay-Z, who have probably been offered millions of dollars by publications seeking to debut celebrity-baby pictures. (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were reportedly paid $11 million - $15 million for photos of their twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in 2008.) Seemingly, the Carters are saying no to hoopla around images of their daughter.

Click here to see more photos of Blue Ivy.

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