Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child Tuesday when Kim's surrogate gave birth to a baby girl. Kim took to her app to release their statement about baby no. 3, announcing that she's "healthy" and "beautiful."
Kim said on her app, according to E! Online:
Kim said their baby girl weighs about 7 pounds and 6 ounces. The surrogate, who has remained anonymous, lives in the San Diego area, according to TMZ. It's unclear whether she gave birth there or at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, where Kim and Kanye's other two children, North, 4, and Saint, 2, and sister Kourtney Kardashian's children were all born. It was, however, previously reported that the surrogate would be brought into Cedars-Sinai Hospital, according to Metro.
Kim gave birth to her firstborn on June 15, 2013 and welcomed her second child on Dec. 5, 2015, according to E!. She confirmed the news that she was growing her family again in late September during a phone call with sister Khloé Kardashian. "What happens every time I say, 'Guess what?'" Kim asked her sister, according to E!. "The person's pregnant?" Khloé responded before Kim announced, "We're having a baby!"
Kim has been rather vocal about her struggle to conceive a third child on Keeping up with the Kardashians, and has been open about several procedures she's undergone to get pregnant after Saint was born.
"Every medical issue that you could probably have, I feel like I get, and I worry so much about it," she once told E!. "I just don't think pregnancy and me really agree with each other." She admitted that she didn't think it'd be possible for her to get pregnant again and carrying her son was a "miserable" experience
Still, she said that the experience of having a child was so much harder using a surrogate because she and Kanye had to pick someone they really trusted and, even then, they weren't completely in control, Entertainment Tonight reported.
On an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians she said, "I think I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn't think it was that realistic of an option, and now I feel like that's my reality." After opting for a surrogate following difficulties conceiving, according to Entertainment Tonight, it really is a reality for the couple.
Fans are taking to Kim's Instagram to share their excitement and congratulate the mom of three. "Congratulations on the birth of your newest bundle of joy!!!! 🍼🍼" one wrote on her latest Instagram photo laying in bed captioned, "good night." Another fan commented, "@kimkardashian Congratulations beautiful can’t wait to see the new cute addition to the fam!!!!" Meanwhile, others are curious about the baby's name and are even offering up suggestions like "Eleanor" or "Elegance" West.
Kimye's daughter will be Kris Jenner’s seventh grandchild after North and Saint, Kourtney’s children Mason, Penelope, and Reign, and Rob Kardashian’s daughter Dream (assuming Kylie hasn't yet given birth to her rumored child...). She's also expecting an eight grandchild from Khloé, who is reportedly six months pregnant with her first child, according to Metro.
While the Kardashian klan keeps on growing, fans are anxiously awaiting pictures.
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