Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Welcome Baby No. 3!
It's official — the first of three Kardashian babies expected this year is here! Although there were false rumors that Kylie Jenner had gone into labor this weekend, it was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West who welcomed their third child via surrogate! The couple's baby girl was born on Monday, January 15, weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Though her name has yet to be revealed, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star confirmed the happy news on her app!
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she wrote. “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.”
“North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister,” Kim added.
In June 2017, the couple hired a surrogate to give birth to their third child after doctors warned Kim that carrying another baby might be detrimental to her health. The surrogate, who has yet to be identified, reportedly received $45,000 USD to carry the celebrity baby.
TMZ reports that Kim was in the hospital delivery room when the surrogate gave birth. Then, as soon as the baby was born, she was the first person to have skin-to-skin contact with her. Kanye, Kris Jenner, and Kim's sisters were also at the hospital which might explain why there were reports suggesting that Kylie was going into labor. It's interesting that Kim's surrogate gave birth soon after, which has prompted fans to think Kylie was Kim's surrogate all along! Though that's very unlikely (and VERY weird), we don't put anything past the Kardashian family anymore!
Meanwhile, we also probably shouldn't expect any photos of the newborn to be released anytime soon. Kim loves to shares photos of her family on social media, but when it comes to posting her babies' first photos, she takes her time. In fact, North's first baby pics weren't revealed until two months later!
As for Saint, Kim first teased everyone with a photo of her baby boy holding his sister's finger. Then, well over two months after he was born, she shared a photo of his face.
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— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 22, 2016
If the new addition to the Kardashian-West family looks anything like her brother and sister, then she's sure to be a pretty cute baby. Kim confirmed she and Kanye were having another girl during an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November. At that time she also explained that the baby's surrogate was not invited to the baby shower she hosted to welcome in child #3.
“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,” she said. “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.'”
Too cute! We literally can't wait for Kim to post her first family photo!