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Beyonce and Jay-Z's Official Statement About "Emotional," "Natural" Birth of Blue Ivy

Beyonce officially welcomes her baby girl

“Hello Hello Baby Blue!”

That’s the first official message from Beyonce and Jay-Z on THE event of the week (and possibly the year, or even the decade), namely the birth of little Blue Ivy Carter.

The couple gave an exclusive statement to Us Weekly that included some information that fans have spent the last 48 hours waiting to hear. Here’s what they said:

“We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.”

They also corrected the commonly reported detail that Blue was born via scheduled C-section – a rumor that inspired a flood of criticism. (How inconsiderate of them to plan a weekend birth so that they could lock down the Lenox Hill maternity ward! How irresponsible of her to glamorize a risky, painful surgery!)

“She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both our lives. We are thankful to everyone for your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”

No mention of an apology for reportedly barring other parents from walking the halls of the hospital while Babyonce was being delivered.

The proud dad wasted no time in recording a song in honor of his daughter’s birth, including surprising details about where she was conceived and that this pregnancy followed a miscarriage.

So if this was a natural birth, then Beyonce and Blue should be leaving the hospital sometime tomorrow – unless they decided to shell out a few million more dollars to rent the maternity wing a little longer.

Paparazzi are no doubt camped outside the doors as we speak.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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