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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby number four via surrogate

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child via surrogate. 

Announcing the happy news on Friday morning, the couple, who are already parents to daughter North, five, son Saint, three, and daughter Chicago, 15 months, revealed they are parents again. 

‘He’s here and he’s perfect,’ the beauty tweeted. Minutes later she added, ‘He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her.’

The baby was born on Thursday evening and weighed in at 6 lbs, 9 ozs, according to TMZ

This comes after 38-year-old Kim’s sister Kourtney, 40, surprised their mother Kris, 63, with the news that the surrogate was in labor with the child during an appearance on The Ellen Show on Thursday, much to the delight of the family matriarch.

Great news! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child via surrogate on Friday; here they are seen at the Met Gala on Monday in NYC

Great news! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child via surrogate on Friday; here they are seen at the Met Gala on Monday in NYC 

Big family: The couple already have daughter North, five, son Saint, three, and daughter Chicago, 15 months. In December 2018

Big family: The couple already have daughter North, five, son Saint, three, and daughter Chicago, 15 months. In December 2018

She was brief and to the point: The siren, 38, said on Friday morning, 'He's here and he's perfect!'

She was brief and to the point: The siren, 38, said on Friday morning, ‘He’s here and he’s perfect!’

More on #4: Minutes later she added, 'He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her'

More on #4: Minutes later she added, ‘He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her’

Back in January, Kim confirmed that they were expecting their fourth child during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

Though she also confessed to spilling the beans when she had too much to drink at their star-studded Christmas Eve party.

She told Andy Cohen: ‘I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party and told some people. I can’t remember who I told because I never get drunk.’

Kim gave birth naturally to daughter North, five, and son Saint, three, and the couple’s third child Chicago, 15 months, was born via surrogate in January 2018.

Birthday time: Here Kim and Kanye are seen with their first three children as Khloe's daughter True turned aged one

Birthday time: Here Kim and Kanye are seen with their first three children as Khloe’s daughter True turned aged one

She battled with life-threatening condition placenta accreta during her two pregnancies and has been warned by her doctor to not carry her own baby again.

The condition occurs when all or part of the placenta remains attached to the uterine wall after childbirth.

During a November 2016 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim explored the possibility of carrying her third child.

Family shot: The power couple cuddled up as they posed with their three kids at home in Hidden Hills, California

Family shot: The power couple cuddled up as they posed with their three kids at home in Hidden Hills, California

Yet she was left bereft when doctors told her that there are too many risks if she gets pregnant and that it would be life-threatening.

Kim said on the show: ‘If the two doctors that I trust have told me it wouldn’t be safe for me to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that.’

Speaking in April, Kim made it clear that she wanted to have another child. She said on the reality show: ‘I’d love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that’s safe.

‘And if for some reason I left this earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home — so that I know that they would be okay if I wasn’t here.’  

Day after: On Tuesday they were hand in hand as they left their hotel in NYC

Day after: On Tuesday they were hand in hand as they left their hotel in NYC

She later explained: ‘I can’t carry anymore kids… it’s the worst. I give up.’ Discussing the prospect of surrogacy, she added: ‘Kanye was really nervous about the surgery… but I know he would want to have more kids.

‘I feel like surrogacy is the only option for me. Kanye and I are going to look into other options and see what we are comfortable with … but I’m definitely leaning towards [surrogacy].

‘I always knew surrogacy was an option – now it’s my reality. Whatever is meant to be will be.’

The reality starlet, previously revealed that her sisters Khloe and Kourtney and her best friend Chrissy Teigen had offered to be her surrogate in the past following her health concerns.

As well as being a risk to her health, Kim has admitted that she found pregnancy ‘the worst experience of her life!’

Writing on her website, she explained: ‘I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!’ 

FIRST LOOK AT THEIR  BABIES

 

Kim has had a habit of waiting a while before sharing a first photo of her newborn children. So don’t expect a photo of her fourth child right away. 

Here is a roundup of the first time the TV star and her rapper husband shared photos of North, Saint and Chicago. 

 

NORTH

When she welcomed North in 2013, Kim waited months before presenting the world with a first look

When she welcomed North in 2013, Kim waited months before presenting the world with a first look

Born June 15, 2013 

When she welcomed North in 2013, Kim waited months before presenting the world with a first look.

And it was Kanye who did the honors.

North was already two months old when the musician shared a first image of North while on Kris Jenner’s now-defunct talk show in late August 2013.

Little Nori was in a black top while on a shoulder in the photo which was just flashed on the screen for a short moment.

‘When my daughter was first born, people ask me how do you feel is everything different?’ he told Kris.

‘No, not yet. It takes time to understand and you met a brand new person…and the thing I think about as a dad is just protection.’ 

 

SAINT

When Kim and Kanye welcomed Saint in December 2015, they waited too. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a photo of her first son on February 22

When Kim and Kanye welcomed Saint in December 2015, they waited too. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a photo of her first son on February 22

Born December 5, 2015 

When Kim and Kanye welcomed Saint in December 2015, they waited too. 

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shared a photo of her first son on February 22, 2016.

His eyes were closed while laying back down on a bed in his off-white onesie.

The post was found on her now-defunct website KimKardashianWest.com.

‘Today is my dad’s birthday,’ began the Selfish author.

‘I know there’s nothing more in the world he would have wanted than to meet his grandchildren. So I wanted to share this pic of Saint with you all.’

Her father Robert Kardashian died in 2003 of cancer. 

 

CHICAGO

Chicago was born on January 15, but the first photo of the little darling was not shared until February 26

Chicago was born on January 15, but the first photo of the little darling was not shared until February 26

Born January 15, 2018 

Chicago was born on January 15, but the first photo of her was not shared until February 26.

Kim was holding her little mini me baby in her arms while in a white bathrobe and her hair pulled back for a social media post.

Both had little pink ear and nose filters.

Right away fans noticed that Chi had her mother’s long eyelashes.

Kim’s caption read, ‘Baby Chicago.’

Daily Mail UK

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