Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are gearing up for the arrival of their fourth child, which means it’s time to prepare yourself emotionally for yet another billionaire Kardashian who will be both richer and cooler than the rest of us. In the interest of educating yourself in American history (not sure if you can get college credit for reading this, but feel free to ask around), here’s everything you need to know about the future leader of the free world.
It’s a Boy and He’s Arriving Via Surrogate
You may have noticed that Kim isn’t physically pregnant. That’s because she and Kanye are using a surrogate to deliver their second son—much like they did with their second daughter, Chicago. But this time around, they’re working with someone new because their first surrogate is reportedly already pregnant.
By the way, not that it’s anyyyyyone’s business, but Kim suffered from placenta accreta when she delivered both North and Saint, so a doctor recommended that she use a surrogate for any additional kids. “I hated being pregnant,” Kim told Elle in March 2018. “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.”
He’s Due in May...aka SOON
Kim confirmed this fact to the New York Times and admitted, “I’m frantically trying to get the room ready. It’s madness, but the best madness.”
Kim and Kanye told their Family the good news on camera.
And yes, it made its way into Keeping Up With the Kardashians because Kris Jenner never sleeps. And speaking of Kris, her reaction in this video = cutest thing ever.
North Spilled the Beans to All Her Friends
Kim revealed this cute nugget of info during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 16 premiere, telling Kylie Jenner, “A mom at school texts me and goes, ‘Congrats! I heard you’re having a baby brother.’ And she goes, ‘Yeah, North is going around saying she finally has a baby brother, so Saint won’t bother her anymore.’”
FYI, Kim eventually went public with the news on Watch What Happens Live, much to the surprise of her sisters:
The Baby Might Be Named...Rob
But we won’t know for sure until after he’s born because Kim likes to sit with a name before locking it in. “I definitely take a family survey. But it’s usually after the baby’s born or we’re trying to figure out what the baby looks like,” she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I usually go about three or four days nameless until I feel that it really connects.”
That said, Rob is a possibility: “I was truthfully thinking about just naming him Rob. My brother. But then it’s kind of like, North, Saint, Chicago, Rob. But I really was feeling that.”
This Will Probably Be Her Last Kid
A source told E! that Kim and Kanye “had one male embryo left and are thrilled it has worked out,” adding that “Kim always wanted four kids and having two boys and two girls feels perfect. They were very happy with the entire experience the first time and are so grateful to have one more baby.”
Plus, Kim herself told Elle that she couldn’t “handle” more than four kids, saying, “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.”
Check back in for updates, because you *know* we’re on that Kardashian baby beat.