After weeks of anticipation, Beyonce and Jay-Z have finally unveiled the first pictures of their daughter Blue Ivy. Instead of trying to make money off of the snapshots of their baby girl, who was born on Jan. 7, 2012, the couple decided to share the photos on Jay-Z’s Life and Times website so that all of their fans can get in on the joyous occasion!

The power couple posted the heartwarming pictures along with a message to their fans, which reads: “We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives.” It was signed “The Carter Family.” How sweet is it that Beyonce and Jay-Z care so much about their fans and supporters, that instead of keeping their daughter under wraps as many celebs often do, they post her adorable face for everyone to see!

We couldn’t be happier for the trio! Beyonce and Jay-Z look like they’re about to burst with happiness in these photos! Can we also just talk for a minute about how beautiful Beyonce looks? Not even labor pains can stop her from looking gorgeous — but she might just be glowing with motherly pride. And how precious is Blue Ivy? Do you think she shares any of her parents’ characteristics?

Congrats again to Beyonce and Jay-Z on their little girl!