Baby Girl West is almost here!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s surrogate hasn’t given birth yet, but a source tells ET that the couple’s third child is due “any day now.”
The family is said to be very excited, and seeing as they know what to expect with two little ones already on their hands, “they are fully prepared and can’t wait to bring their baby home.”
Kim, 37, had difficult, high-risk pregnancies with both her daughter North, now 4, and son Saint, now 2. She suffered from early-onset preeclampsia with North and had to deliver almost six weeks early in 2013. Two years later, she again had complications during labor with Saint, suffering from placenta accreta, where the placenta remains attached to the wall of the uterus. The latter condition occurred during both deliveries.
By using a surrogate this time around, Kim will not have to worry about recovery time or any more scary medical emergencies due to a pregnancy. “She’ll be hands-on from the beginning,” the source explained.
Though both the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 40-year-old rapper will be in the delivery room, the birth will not be filmed for their E! reality show. In fact, the surrogate’s privacy has been extremely important to the husband-and-wife duo, which a source also told ET back in September.
“The surrogate’s comfort and safety is incredibly important to [Kim and Kanye],” the source told ET, adding that the couple might sneak into the hospital to avoid paparazzi following them.
Ever since they announced they were expecting, fans have been curious to know what this third baby will be named, as the Kardashian-Jenner clan is full of unique, bold monikers. Even though the couple have openly discussed baby names in the past, even commenting on North’s name before she was born, this time around, they’re keeping quiet on the matter.
“If they’ve chosen a name, they’re keeping it very private,” the source revealed. “They may not even have one yet — and might not choose something until they meet the baby!”
Another major difference between this bundle of joy and Kim’s last two pregnancies is that the reality star has more nieces and nephews running around — with two more on the way. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, is due in three months with her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, and half-sister Kylie Jenner is pregnant with a baby girl. Since North was born, Kourtney Kardashian has also welcomed her third child with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, now 3-year-old son Reign, and Rob Kardashian has a 14-month-old daughter, Dream, with ex-fiancee Blac Chyna.
“It’s a very exciting time in the Kardashian home, but there’s a lot going on. [Kim’s] not going to have all the ‘babysitters’ she’s used to having because her sisters are all so busy right now,” the source noted.
Last fall, Kim admitted to ET that the surrogate experience has been “really different.”
“Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong,” the KUWTK star said. “I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control. And, you know, obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but… knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not my baby now, it’s hard for me. So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”