Following the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter this past Saturday, Jay-Z and Beyonce have released a statement thanking fans for their support.

In the letter, the power couple describes the birth as “emotional and extremely peaceful” and state that “we are in heaven.” The seven-pound baby girl was welcomed into the world on Saturday evening.

Earlier today, Hov released a new song titled “Glory” that features a sample of Blue Ivy’s cries.

Read the message below (via RR).

Hello Hello Baby Blue!

We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.   

We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.

Beyoncé & JAY Z

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