Just a little over a month ago Jay-Z and Beyonce gave birth to their first child, Blue Ivy Carter. There were no zillion dollar magazine bidding wars for the first pictures of the super-couple's daughter being that Jay and Bey are notoriously private (and respectable if you ask me). But alas, clouds have opened up and champagne is raining from the clouds of the internet, as we finally have been granted our first look at Blue Ivy Carter.

The photos surfaced on Jay-Z's lifestyle blog, Life + Times this afternoon with the message

"We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. - The Carter Family"

[via Life + Times]

Behold, Blue Ivy Carter.