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Beyonce, Jay-Z First Look at Baby Blue Ivy Carter (photos!)

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Beyonce and Jay-Z have posted the first photos of their new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Jay-Z posted the photos on his Web site Life and Times, foregoing a common celebrity practice of selling the photos to a tabloid publication.

The baby looks like mom Beyonce, with a thick head of black hair. She’s shown in the photos holding the infant in her arms, apparently not long after Blue Ivy’s birth in January.

Check out Blue’s photos; click to enlarge.

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“We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter family,” Jay-Z wrote, along with the photos. Another photo shows him cradling the baby.

Blue was born a little over a month ago, Several close ups of the adorable little girl show her to be bright eyed and alert. In another shot the photographer has captured her sleeping.

Beyoncé made her first public appearance since the birth in January last week, showing off her incredible post-birth curves. She’s reportedly working with a trainer to regain her shape.

The former Destiny’s Child singer has an incredible work ethic. She reportedly gets up at 5 a.m. for two-hour workouts and eats six small meals a day prepared by a nutritionist. Her goal is to lose 40 pounds of baby weight.

Trainer Marco Borges has moved into her home with Jay-Z and Blue Ivy to lead her intense daily workouts, according to reports.

“They do a mix of cardio, Pilates, plyometrics, yoga and, of course, dance,” a source said. “She’s living on protein shakes, egg-white omelettes, pineapple chunks and lots of ice-cold water,” the source reveals.

Check out the baby photos!

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