Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed their baby girl, Blue Ivy, into the world on January 7, 2012 by scheduled c-section at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill hospital. It’s been reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z rented out the entire fourth floor for $1.3 million while putting the hospital in “lockdown” mode then booted out people in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) so they could have their privacy.
One dad, Neil Coulon was at the Manhattan Lenox Hill hospital to see his premature newborn twins in the NICU said that “They just used the hospital like it was their own and nobody else mattered. They locked us into the NICU and would say, ‘You can’t come out to the hallway for the next 20 minutes.’ When I finally was able to go back out, I went to the waiting room and they’d ushered my family downstairs!”
A spokeswoman at the hospital said they have special patient suites and that rooms can be reserved. So, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z did just that. Beyonce Knowles checked into the hospital to have baby Blue Ivy Carter under the name of “Ingrid Jackson” where she had Blue Ivy on the sixth-floor suite before moving down to the fourth floor to show the newborn off to friends and family.
Twitter was spreading the news about Baby Ivy and became a trending topic while other celebrities congratulated Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z on their baby.
Gwyneth Paltrow: “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already…It’s Blue Ivy Carter!”
Rihanna: “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.”
Solange Knowles: “The most beautiful girl in the world.”
Diddy: “Congrats to jay and B! God Bless 🙂 ! And many more!”
Ryan Seacrest: “Congrats beyonce and jay-z on their little child of destiny, Blue Ivy! #watchthecrib.”
Russell Simmons: “congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z…wowowowowo! Beyonce almost crashed the entire internet.”
Snooki: “Beyonce congrats on your baby gurl mama!!!! So happy for you, you deserve it sexpot.”
Nick Cannon: “CANNON’S COUNTDOWN: Congratulations to Jay-Z and Beyonce On Their Baby Girl!”
Brooklyn Decker: “Oh my gosh Bey had her baby…I hope I hope I hope I hope she is named Brooklyn.. I will tattoo it on my butt if so…I’m KIDDING I will not tattoo Jay z and Beyonce’s baby name on my butt… I just really hope it’s Brooklyn.. we would be bonded…WAIT I wake up to news that the baby name is ‘Blue’ (love it)! What are the FACTS people?! I’m not above needing to know this information…Ivy Blue Carter. They named her Ivy Blue Carter.. we can no longer be bonded. I’ll go cry myself to sleep now.”
One Republic: “Congrats Beyonce & Sean- it would seem musical royalty has just been born.”
Tyrese: “Congrats to you both.. You are love..! Beyonce and Jay are new proud parents of a healthy baby girl..Blessings!!”
Holly Robinson Peete: “BREAKING: Beyonce and Jay-Z: It’s A Girl!!”
There’s now the question that is arising, why the name Blue Ivy? Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z baby Blue Ivy got her first name from Jay-Z’s albums under The Blueprint Banner. He also released The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, and also released The Blueprint 3.Jeffrey Ross: “Baby’s first words, ‘Allow me to introduce myself…’ ”
Blue Ivy Carter’s middle name, Ivy, is believed to have come from Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z love for the number four. Roman numeral for the number four is IV. Beyonce and Jay-Z were married on April 4, 2008. Jay-Z’s birthday is December 4. Beyonce’s birthday is September 4. Beyonce and Jay-Z have matching IV tattoos on their wedding fingers. Beyonce’s latest album is called 4, which was her fourth solo studio album.
Welcome to the world Blue Ivy Carter.