Their family is growing! Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed their third child via surrogate, on Monday, January 15, Us Weekly confirms. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian announced on her app on Tuesday, January 16.
The KKW Beauty mogul, 37, confirmed she was expecting her third bundle of joy with the “Gold Digger” performer, 40, in a trailer for the Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s 14th season in September 2017. In the heartwarming clip, she FaceTimed with her sister Khloé Kardashian when she revealed the happy news. “What happens every time I say, ‘Guess what?’” Kim asked, to which Khloé answered, “The person’s pregnant.” Kim gushed, “We’re having a baby!”
Us Weekly exclusively reported that the couple’s surrogate was 3 months pregnant in July 2017. The reality star opted to use a surrogate after suffering from placenta accreta — a life-threatening condition — while pregnant with both of her children: North, 4, and Saint, 2.
That November, the Selfish author confirmed the sex of her new addition and shared details of her baby shower while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We had a baby shower over the weekend, and I thought, you know, I really do want to have a baby shower because I want [North] to feel that something’s coming and for her to really understand it,” Kim explained. “People brought toys and gifts, and [North] was opening them all up the next day and she goes, ‘Mom, since baby sister’s not here, I think I need all of her toys in my room and play with them and make sure they’re all OK for baby sister.'”
Kim went on to say the couple were having a difficult time of selecting a name for their baby girl. “It’s so hard,” she told the 59-year-old host. “I do like different names, but short, easy to spell, one syllable. That’s kind of my vibe.”
One month before the twosome welcomed their little one, the fashion icon addressed the struggles of finding a suitable surrogate on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on December 10. “Finding someone you really trust is really more difficult than you can imagine. … It was maybe a year before we finalized our current situation,” she explained of securing her surrogate. “She’s such a nice person. Like, she’s so easy to talk to.”
The DASH entrepreneur went on to share more details of the process, saying, “This particular surrogate, she was the best fit for my family so we just had to go with it and try one embryo.” Kim went on to admit to the loss of an implanted embryo from a fertility procedure prior to becoming pregnant with her son, Saint. “One didn’t work with me. I tried it and I lost one of them.”
Sister Khloé echoed Kim’s statements, adding, “Before Kimberly got pregnant with Saint she had an embryo implanted in her and that embryo did not take. So Kim is super nervous and anxious during this waiting period.”
Kim and West got engaged in October 2013 and tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, in May 2014.
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