She’s Here! Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian welcomed a daughter via surrogate on Monday
Kanye West is officially outnumbered. West’s rep confirmed to Page Six, and the baby’s name has not yet been released. Their daughter joins older sister North, 4, and big brother Saint, 2. The newborn weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Kardashian, 37, announced the happy news on her website in a blog post titled “She’s here.”
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she wrote. “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.”
Kardashian previously lamented the difficulties of using a surrogate.
“Getting a surrogate and finding someone that you really trust really is so much more difficult situation than you could really imagine,” she said. “You have to, like, make sure that their lifestyle is healthy and they have to go through psychological testing, and it was maybe a year before we finalized our current situation.”
She added of her surrogate’s pregnancy, “It’s kind of weird when it’s not you, so I don’t know whether I should start eating donuts and celebrate like I would like old times or just go to the gym. I’m totally gonna forget and then a month before I’m gonna be like holy s–t, we need to get a nursery.”
The reality starlet admitted in November that she was unsure how she’d break the news to her son and daughter that their sister was born via surrogate, which was why her surrogate wasn’t invited to her lavish baby shower.
“Of course, I would’ve wanted her to be there and be a part of it, but I hadn’t really gone that far in explaining it to my kids yet,” Kardashian said. “So I have to figure that out first before they really see and then if we’re celebrating, you know, her, I just want to celebrate the baby. I think I have to explain it to my kids first and figure out how I’m going to explain it to them.”
Congratulations Kanye and Kim!