Looks like Blue Ivy Carter's arrival wasn't a surprise to everyone.
In addition to renting out the entire floor of the Uptown hospital's maternity ward for $1.3 million, and checking expectant Bey in under the alias of Ingrid Jackson, the couple felt the need to take additional security measures.
Beyonce's delivery of baby Blue Ivy was not some haphazardly thrown together ordeal -- it was an elaborate plan involving hospital honchos and a big security force ... TMZ has learned. According to our sources, the hospital held a meeting leading up to the delivery to discuss a security plan for the birth. We're told the meeting between execs and security was held Friday afternoon and strict security was in place almost immediately, preparing for Beyonce's late night delivery. The goal, keeping Beyonce's delivery under wraps, succeeded admirably -- no pictures of Bey or hubby Jay-Z entering or exiting the hospital have emerged ... and she hasn't been seen at all since Thursday.
Rumors are also circulating that security camera were taped to avoid photos of the new baby and parents from being leaked.
The couple is infamously private when it comes to matters of their personal lives. Let's all just be grateful for the birth of a healthy, happy baby girl who is surrounded by love.