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Beyonce and Jay-Z post first photos of Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy Carter

(CBS) The world is getting their first peek at Beyonce and Jay-Z's bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter.

The famous couple posted photos of the their new baby on their web site.

Photos: Beyonce
Photos: Beyonce and Jay-Z

A handwritten note, thanking everyone for their support, accompanied the photos:

We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time in our lives.

-The Carter Family

The little Carter was born Jan. 7, 2012 in New York City.

The proud parents have already taken the step to file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to prevent other Blue Ivy babies and products, leading to speculation that they might try to market a baby line.

Recently, the couple was spotted at New York's Carnegie Hall, where Jay-Z was performing a benefit concertfor the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship.Beyonce posted a picture of her svelte post-baby body, wowing the public with her amazing figure just one month after giving birth.

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