“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.”
Their new bundle of joy weighed in at 7lbs, 6 oz and was born at 12:47 am. Kardashian has yet to reveal the her name.
Baby No. 3 joins older siblings, 4-year-old North and 2-year-old Saint. Kim and Kanye opted for a surrogate to have their third child, after Kim’s first two notoriously difficult pregnancies.
“They are fully prepared and can’t wait to bring their baby home,” a source told ET earlier this week. The name of their baby has not yet been revealed.
“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!”
Though both the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 40-year-old rapper were in the delivery room, the birth of the baby was not filmed for their E! reality show. In fact, the surrogate’s privacy has been extremely important to the husband-and-wife duo, a source told ET back in September.
“This was always the plan. After the complications with the other pregnancies, they knew they wanted to go the surrogacy route for the next baby,” the source added.
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.”
Kim celebrated baby number three with an extravagant baby shower in November. The soirée was filled with cherry blossom decorations and her A-list friends, but the surrogate was not invited because Kardashian hadn’t explained it to her kids yet, she explained. However, she and the surrogate have “the best relationship,” Kim added.
We will be on the lookout for the new baby’s pictures soon! I’m sure she is just as gorgeous as all the other kids.
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