Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly expecting a fourth child via surrogate
Pause what you're doing - yes even scrolling through Instagram - for Kim and Kanye have purportedly decided to reproduce, again!
People has reported that the patron saints of Instagram and Twitter, respectively, are expecting their fourth child via surrogate. The baby will join 11-month-old Chicago - who was also born via surrogate - three-year-old Saint, and five-year-old North.
While Kim has repeatedly spoken about how much she loves being a mother, back in August, a Keeping Up with the Kardashians source told the publication that the reality star and her rapper husband weren't "in a huge rush" to have a fourth child.
"They have absolutely talked about trying for another baby with the help of a surrogate, but nothing seems decided for sure," claimed the insider, before pointing out "Chicago is still little, and they have time."
In the past, Kim has said that while she's open to having a fourth child, it's a decision that she and Kanye will make privately, and at the right time. "My home and my heart feel really full right now, in the best way," she said, before stating that a fourth baby would definitely be the last. "I don't think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin. And I think it's important that in all couples, the mum gives the husband as much attention as the kids."
This decision is undoubtedly influenced by the complications the 37-year-old experienced while pregnant with her first two children.
After the birth of North and Saint, Kim suffered from pre-eclampsia and placenta acrceta, which meant that she was unable to carry her third child. As she said during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, "I always knew surrogacy was an option, now it's my reality".
Explaining her reasoning for going down the surrogate route with Chicago on her app, she stated:
"Doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own. After exploring many options, Kanye and I decided to use a gestational carrier. A traditional surrogate donates her egg, is artificially inseminated with the father’s sperm and then carries the baby to term. Since we implanted my fertilised egg in our gestational carrier, our baby is biologically mine and Kanye’s."
Only back in August - in an interview with E! News - Kim shut down rumours that she was expecting. "None of that was true," she asserted. "I've been really open about it and talked about it on our show. We start filming season 16 next week, so if I think about it more and it's gonna happen, you'll definitely see it on the show. But as of now, no. I gotta live with three for a second. If it were up to my husband we'd have like seven. Maybe four is all I can handle. I don't know, maybe three is all I can handle"
Well it looks like we'll be welcoming another Kardashian-West in 2019 - congrats guys!