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Beyonce and Jay-Z welcome baby girl

January 8, 2012 3:33:26 PM PST
One of the most anticipated babies has arrived! Beyoncé and Jay-Z have welcomed their first child.

The 30-year-old Beyonce gave birth to her daughter by scheduled caesarean section at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on Saturday night with rapper husband Jay-Z by her side, according to multiple reports.

The couple named her Blue Ivy Carter, according to E! Online. Beyonce and Jay-Z, 42, made some elaborate plans to keep their baby's arrival under wraps.

Proud papa Jay-Z reportedly paid 1.3 million dollars to rent out the entire 4th floor of New York's Lenox Hill Hospital.

The windows and surveillance cameras - blacked out, and employees of the hospital reportedly had to turn in their cell phones before starting their shifts.

The news is already a hot topic on Twitter, where the top trend is Ivy Blue Carter. Apparently there was some initial confusion over the baby's name. E! Online reports Jay Z is telling pals her name is Blue Ivy.

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