Updated on Jan. 9 at 7:12 a.m. ET: Beyonce's Baby Blue Ivy Carter: Name Holds Special Meaning for Jay and Bey [VIDEO]
Beyonce, who had one of the most anticipated baby births since last year, has finally given birth to a baby girl, according to reports.
News that the singer checked into a New York hospital on Friday night began to spread like wildfire on social-media sites.
The New York Daily News reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z rented the entire fourth floor of Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side for the birth. That report also noted that after 11 p.m., doctors and nurses were not allowed to enter the fourth floor.
The Daily News article also stated that the private couple prevented images of Blue their daughter, now named Blue Ivy, from leaking to the public because hospital workers put tape over security cameras.
Employees were also reportedly asked to turn in their cell phones when they reported to work for their shift, a source told the Daily News.
Rumors of Beyonce giving birth began circulating since December. Back then, the speculations were that she gave birth to a daughter and named the baby Tiana May Carter. However, those reports proved to be false, as a pregnant Beyonce was seen out and about in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Jay-Z on Christmas Eve.
Then there were reports that the star flew home to give birth at a hospital in her hometown of Houston.
Then last public photo of Beyonce before she gave birth was on Thursday when she was seen with mom, Tina Knowles, before she checked in to give birth to Blue Ivy.
Following Saturday's reports that Beyonce's and Jay-Z's baby girl had arrived, celebrities and fans began offering congratulations to the couple.
Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih, the singer tweeted on Sunday.
Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already. - Gwyneth Paltrow.
Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z, Russell Simmons posted on Twitter, providing a link to a news source reporting on the birth.
A Lovely #Congratulations To Beyonce & JayZ For Bringing A Lovely Bundle Of Joy Into The World!!! What A Talent She Will Be!!! - LaToya Jackson.
Congrats to jay and B! God Bless :) ! And many more! - Diddy
Beyonce congrats on your baby gurl mama!!!! So happy for you , you deserve it sexpot, Snooki.
Congrats Beyonce & Jay-Z! Sammi from Jersey Shore.
Congrats to @beyonce and her new bundle of joy! #IvyBlueCarter. - Evelyn Lozado.
Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay on the birth of their first child.. Welcome to the world Blue Ivy !. - Cheryl Cole.
Congrats to you both .. You are loved..! Beyonce' and Jay are new proud parents of a healthy baby girl .. Blessings!! - Tyrese.
BREAKING: Beyonce and Jay-Z: It's A Girl!! Holly Robinson Peete tweeted.
Beyonce just gave birth to a baby girl !!!!! Congrats, a fan tweeted.
Awww Beyonce had a baby girl!! :) another posted.
Congratulations Beyonce! It's a Girl!!! wrote another.
Russell said congrats!! Is it true?? Is it true?? -pauses beyonce on my iPod, a Beyonce fan tweeted for confirmation.News that Beyonce gave birth came on Saturday evening.
Beyonce's hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle, also confirmed that the star gave birth to a baby girl when it reported: Beyoncé has given birth to a girl early this evening in New York, says a close source. Baby and mom are doing fine.
Beyonce announced her pregnancy in August. Since then, there have been several rumors surrounding her pregnancy, with some speculating that the pregnancy was a fake and others indicating she had given birth over the Christmas holiday.
However, Beyonce tackled the false-pregnancy rumors when she told Katie Couric that the rumors were just ridiculous.
As for giving birth over the Christmas holiday, Beyonce was seen with her husband in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and she was still pregnant. She was also seen with a baby bump last week while in New York with her mother.
Reports are that the couple will not sell their baby's photos.