has officially set the record straight over the birth of her first child with . In a joint statement released on Monday, January 9, the "Best Thing I Never Had" singer and her husband clarified that their daughter was not born on Friday, January 6 through a scheduled C-section as what had been previously reported.
"We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012," the statement posted on Queen Bey's website read. "Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."