If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s actually rather sweet. :)
To celebrate the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy, Jay’s released the track ‘Glory’. In the song, he discusses past conceiving difficulties, including a miscarriage and false “starts”. But the tone of the song is clearly one of proud daddy LOVE. The sample includes a baby crying, which has been rumored to be Baby Blue herself.
At first, I kinda felt weird about a 2 day old being featured on a rap track, but I’ve been won over. It’s quite cute and very, very touching. Seems like Jay’s crazy excited and over the moon with his new baby.
via Jay Z’s website.
Life just got REALLY good.
Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
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.
Beyoncé & JAY Z
Lyrics to ‘Glory’
The most amazing feeling I feel
Words can’t describe the feeling, for real
Maybe I paint the sky blue
My greatest creation was you: Glory
False alarms and false starts
All made better by the sound of your heart
All the pain of the last time
I prayed so hard it was the last time
Your mama said that you danced for her
Did you wiggle your hands for her?
Glory! Glory! Glory! Sorry..
Everything that I prayed for
God’s gift, I wish I would’ve prayed more
God makes no mistakes, I made a few
Rough sledding here and there, but I made it through
I wreak havoc on the world, get ready for part 2
A younger, smarter faster me
So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of Bé
Whew! Did anyone check to make sure she doesn’t have super powers or anything?
Amber Miller had two very big things on her mind recently; finishing the Chicago Marathon and having a baby. I just don’t think she expected to do both on the same day!
A nearly full term Amber finished the marathon in just over six hours, drinking and eating along the way to keep her energy up. Although the marathon was brutal, she said it was NOTHING compared to the labor afterwards.
Her healthy baby girl was born with no complications later that evening.
There’s been a lot of flack towards Amber for doing such strenuous activity so close to her due date, but ‘healthy’ is between a lady & her doctor. While it’s advised that most pregnant women avoid strenuous activity towards the end of their pregnancy, some women (specifically athletes) can maintain their training schedules up to delivery… with an all clear from a doctor of course. Because symptoms don’t always come in the form of pain or discomfort, it’s important not only to gauge how you feel - but get the tests to back it up.
Medical guidelines generally say that if a woman was a runner and healthy before she got pregnant, running is fine. However, medical experts agree that pregnancy is not the time to begin any exercise endeavors, such as starting marathon training for the first time. For pregnant runners, close monitoring by a doctor is recommended.
Everyone’s body is different & she was carefully monitored by a doctor (and cleared). What do you think? Awesome or nutso?