Until mid-afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 4, the day was known as Super Bowl Sunday. Then Kylie Jenner confirmed she gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Instagram, and the day officially became: Kylie Jenner's Baby Day. But when did Kylie Jenner give birth? According to her Instragram announcement, Jenner had a great reasons for keeping her pregnancy, and the birth of her daughter, under wraps.
According to Jenner's moving, personal, honest Instagram announcement, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Feb. 1, 2018. She did so without every confirming her pregnancy to the media, although rumors have been circulating the internet and beyond since Sept. 2017. The reason for the secrecy is a moving one, of course, and one that every mother (especially a first-time mother) can certainly relate to. Jenner writes:
I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand that you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not do to in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.
Kind of makes us all clamoring for even an ounce of official confirmation feel a little sheepish, huh?
In early January of this year rumors quickly circulated that the at-the-time mother-to-be was in early labor; rumors that were later debunked by TMZ. Of course, going into early labor can result in a few complications, so fans of Jenner were quick to start worrying about her future baby's health. But, per her Instagram announcement, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, so all is well and everyone is safe.
Jenner also posted a touching video of her pregnancy, starting the video by showing adorable video of her and boyfriend Travis Scott on the beach, embracing one another and the waves hit the ocean. The 11 minute video, titled "To Our Daughter," beings with Kris Kardashian giving birth to Kylie Jenner; a true "life comes full circle" moment that makes it difficult (if not damn near impossible) not to cry.
The video goes through Scott and Jenner meeting, automatically "hitting it off," to the moment Jenner took the test that informed her she was going to be a mom, to intimate moments between Scott and Jenner throughout her pregnancy, to doctor visits, to Jenner at 34 weeks, with about a month left. The video covers her pregnancy cravings, moments with her Kardashian family, and video of Jenner holding her newest niece, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West's daughter, Chicago.
"I need to school you on what your vagina is about to feel like," Kim tells Jenner. And grandma, Kris Jenner, tells her granddaughter in the video: "Ugh, you got the best mom. And you're so lucky. This is such a blessing. It's going to be the most amazing journey. I can't wait to see you, meet you, kiss you, love you, teach you things that maybe only I can teach you."
If you don't have all the feelings after watching this announcement video, I suggest you check your pulse.
The video, of course, ends with Jenner and company making their way to the hospital. It shows her in labor, "hours away" from her daughter's birth, surrounded by Scott, Kendall Jenner (via phone), Khloé Kardashian, and grandmother Kris Jenner. And, with a black screen, you can hear family members and nurses coaching Jenner through pushes, and the sounds of her daughter being born.
For some, Super Bowl Sunday became Kylie Jenner's Baby Day. But for Kylie Jenner, Feb. 1 transformed into the day she became a mom.
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