Beyonce Gives Birth to Baby Girl Blue Ivy Carter: Other Anticipated Celeb Baby Births in 2012 [PHOTOS]

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on January 08 2012 12:52 PM
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Now that Beyonce has finally given birth to a baby girl she has named Blue Ivy Carter, there are several other celebrity babies to look out for. Find out who they are and their due dates below.

But in the meantime, here is some additional information on Beyonce's birth.

Beyonce, 30, gave birth to Blue Ivy at New York's Lenox Hill hospital by C-section, with husband Jay-Z present for the birth. The baby is the couple's first child.

Beyonce reportedly checked into the hospital on Friday and Jay-Z paid $1.3 million to rent an entire floor, a source told the Daily News. 

The name Blue Ivy is said to hold special meaning for Beyonce. IV is the Roman numeral for the number four. Beyonce married Jay-Z on April 4, 2008. Beyonce was born on Sept. 4 and has an album titled 4. Her mom and dad's birthdays are reportedly on the fourth. Blue is said to be a favorite color for Jay-Z, who has had much success with his Blueprint album.

Beyonce Knowles (R) and husband Jay-Z

International pop stars Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter into the world, on Saturday, in New York City. Reuters

Jessica Simpson

The blonde beauty, Jessica Simpson, declared her pregnancy last November. “It’s True! I am going to be a mummy!” she posted on her Web site and a photo of baby bump. Simpson, 31, is due sometime in spring, it will be her first child with fiancé, former NFL star Eric Johnson. Twitter/ jessicasimpson

Hilary Duff

Former Disney star, Hilary Duff, 24, is also expecting her fist child with her hockey player husband, Mike Comrie, 31. Duff told Ellen DeGeneres that she is having a boy. She due early this year. Twitter

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner, 39, and husband Ben Affleck are expecting their third child together this year as well. They two already share daughters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3. REUTERS

Alyson Hannigan

Actress Alyson Hannigan, 37, will also welcome her second child with husband Alex Denisof this year. She is said to be due in the spring. REUTERS

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal, 34, will give birth ti her second child for husband Peter Sarsgaard, 40, this year. Maggie married Peter already share a child named Ramona. She is also due in spring, according to reports. REUTERS

Robert Downey Jr.'s wife Susan Levin

Robert Downey Jr.'s wife Susan gave birth to their first child together, Exton Elias, on Tuesday. REUTERS

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