Best Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy photos 

As the year comes to a close, dedicated members of Beyoncé’s Bey Hive are reflecting on arguably the most monumental moment in the singer’s career; the day she gave birth to her daughter. Baby Blue Ivy Carter was born January 7, 2012 to the delight of her superstar parents and their admirers. And nearly one year since her birth, the bouncing baby girl is still a continuos topic of discussion.

We previously brought you a roundup of real and fake photos of the Carter’s first born noting times when paparazzi were duped into thinking they were seeing the tiny infant. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite photos of baby Blue, mommy Bey and daddy Jay this year.

Check out the Carter’s best photos this year below. -danielle canada

The first photo of Blue Ivy released to the public just hours after her birth.