It’s been a long journey to their third child for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, rapper Kanye West. Kim struggled through her first two pregnancies, and doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to safely carry a third baby.
All seemed lost for awhile, and fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will remember Kim’s frustration at not being able to welcome a third baby. Well, what a difference a year can make. I can happily report that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed baby number three, according to TMZ, and it’s absolutely something to celebrate.
The couple reportedly welcomed a baby girl via surrogate on Monday, TMZ reported, though it’s unclear if she gave birth in Los Angeles or her home city of San Diego. Kim confirmed the news via her app on Tuesday with the following statement, according to E! Online:
Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. 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 also said that their daughter was born Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. Pacific Time and weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces.
The couple spent the holidays in their new home in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles with their family, including their two kids, 4-year-old daughter North and 2-year-old son Saint, despite the fact that the house is not quite finished.
People reported earlier in December that Kim and Kanye chose to spend the holidays at home to stay close to the surrogate who was carrying their third child. A source close to the couple told People:
They are spending the holidays in LA so they can be close to the surrogate. They are anxiously waiting for the baby to arrive. They seem more and more excited every day.
Fans have been waiting anxiously for the arrival of the third Kardashian West baby, and were quick to take to social media to offer their feelings on just about every aspect of the birth.