Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the parents to three beautiful children — 5-year old North, 3-year old Saint and 11-month old Chicago. But it looks like 2019 could bring this family some exciting news.
The Kardashian-West family is about to grow by one. People magazine and other outlets confirmed that the couple is expecting their fourth child, via surrogate.
After two difficult pregnancies, Kardashian and her husband decided to give a gestational carrier — someone who carries the baby but has no genetic ties to the child — a try for their third child, and they’re giving it another go with baby No. 4.
Kardashian recently posted a photo of the whole family for Christmas on her Instagram:
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There’s been no official confirmation from either Kardashian or West as of yet. But, Us Weekly is even going so far as to report that the fourth child will be a baby boy and is expected to arrive in early May.
After Chicago’s birth, the mom admitted that choosing not to carry her own baby wasn’t an easy decision to make. But once she accepted the process of having a gestational carrier, it was the “best experience.”
“I hated being pregnant,” Kardashian told Elle back in April. “But as much as I hated it, I still wished I could have done it on my own. The control is hard at the beginning. Once you let that go, it’s the best experience. I would recommend surrogacy for anybody.”
She also opened up to the magazine about the potential of having four children — but said that would be as many as she’d want to have.
“I don’t think I could handle more than [four kids]. My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids,” she told the magazine.
However, she told Entertainment Tonight in April that West would like to have as many as seven children!
In August, an anonymous source told Entertainment Tonight that the parents have mentioned wanting a big family before. “Kim and Kanye have always wanted a big family,” the source said. “Kim loved growing up with a lot of siblings and wants the same for her children.”
Apparently, the parents may not be the only ones who are ready for another sibling, either. Kardashian admitted that her oldest child is ready for her brother to have someone else to play with.
“[North] is beyond jealousy now. She’s just like, ‘It’s my world,’” the mom reportedly said on Ashley Graham’s podcast “Pretty Big Deal.” “She said to me the other day, ‘Mom … we just need to have another baby brother so that Saint can just leave me alone … so the girls can be on this side of the house and the boys can be on that side of the house.’”
So, a fourth baby will definitely be a welcomed new member of this family!