Ed Burke for Beyonce.com/AP
Kate Ward
February 10, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

You won’t have to buy the next issue of People or Us to see the first photos of Blue Ivy: Beyoncé and Jay-Z themselves opted to release photos of their newborn via a Tumblr account. Says a note on the site: “We welcome you to share in our joy.”

But don’t share their joy too much — the site continues, “Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives.”

Ed Burke for Beyonce.com/AP

So how does Blue Ivy look? Well, pretty much like every other newborn. But that doesn’t mean she’s still not adorable — and we all wish we looked as good as Mama Beyoncé after giving birth.

SATURDAY UPDATE: Beyonce and Jay-Z have officially released two more photos of Blue Ivy Carter, one with her proud dad, and one more solo.

Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter

Blue Ivy Carter in an undated recent family photo

Crazy in love with Blue Ivy(TM)‘s baby photos?

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