Beyoncé has given her first interview since the birth of her baby Blue Ivy Carter, revealing that words can't describe how it feels to finally be a mum.
Speaking to Star magazine, Bey admitted: "Nothing can describe the feeling. You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can’t be found,
"It's an old cliche that the thing expectant moms look forward to the most is holding their child in their arms for the first time, but it's one of those cliche that is a real truth."
When asked about Jigga, the Love On Top singer said: "He would not have missed it for anything. He is a very protective and loyal guy by nature.
"He is a very protective husband, and since we found out I was pregnant I have seen the protective father in him. He is not only an inspirational artist, he is an inspirational husband. I know the next step on his journey is going to be being an inspirational father."
The 30-year added that Jay is not afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to their daughter, stating: "He will change diapers, of course he will. He is going to be a very hands-on father. He has already said publicly that providing isn’t love. Love is being there. Love is doing the little things for your child."
Beyoncé then confessed she couldn't wait to bring Blue Ivy home from the hospital, claiming: "I am so excited. From the time I knew I was pregnant we have been parents. A child is the greatest gift you can receive, and we are so excited and blessed to be in this situation.
"We are all great, we are just glad to be going home and starting this new stage of our life. The hospital staff have all been so great, but we were ready to go home and show our beautiful daughter where she will be living."
Speaking of her time in hospital, the Single Ladies hitmaker rubbished claims that her family took over the maternity ward, stopping families from seeing their own newborns, stating: "Security was very tight but not just for the sake of it,
"It was for the security of our daughter – that was always the most important thing and everybody involved made it such a safe and smooth process. As usual, certain things have been made up or exaggerated but that seemed to be the story of the pregnancy."
Bey was then quizzed over what sort of parent she hopes to be, with the former Destiny's Child star explaining: "I will be a mother who always puts her children first. There are lots of fantastic women out there who hold down jobs and all sorts of other responsibilities while also being a good mother.
"The key for me is to work everything around your children and not the other way. With Jay and I both being artists, it’s always going to be presumed our child will do the same. If my child wanted to be in a band and that made her happy, then we would support that."
Blue Ivy had already had her first taste of musical success after Jay used her cries on track Glory, which entered the Billboard countdown at No.74 - making her the youngest artist ever to feature in the chart.
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