Kim Kardashian, the thirty-seven-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is expecting her third child with 40-year-old rapper Kanye West via a surrogate mother. She already has 1-year-old son Saint and 4-year-old daughter North, but couldn’t carry the third one herself due to complications during her previous pregnancy. Kim was diagnosed with placenta accreta, which is a serious condition in which the placenta grows into the wall of the womb and prevents it from easily detaching at the time of birth, but has now admitted that she finds not carrying her third baby herself even more difficult in an interview for Entertainment Tonight.
Though she no longer has to deal with weight gain and swelling ankles, the mom-of-two explained why it’s actually “so much harder” to have another woman carry her baby.
In a new candid interview, the socialite admitted she wishes she could carry Baby No. 3
“You know, it is really different,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
“Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way because you are not really in control. And, you know, obviously, you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still… knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it’s hard for me. So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”
“I hated being pregnant and I never thought I’d ever… I thought this was going to be so easy, but you know, even in how much I hated it, if I could do it myself I would have preferred that,” she confesses. “So, that inner struggle is kind of hard, but I am just rolling with it and it is what it is.”
Still, she is beyond grateful to expand her family.
“I think it is definitely a different experience. I am blessed that I am able to do this. And technology is the way that it is that we can do this,” she says. However, she explains that surrogacy “is still a process that you need to digest.”
“You do forget sometimes. I think when you are pregnant, by the time you have the baby, you are so prepared and so ready. Now I am just like, ‘Oh my God I am going to freak out. Because I’m not ready and I’m not prepared.’ But it’ll just all come into place.”
Big sister North had trouble in the past because she was a bit jealous when baby Saint came in. However, Kim reveals that the 4-year-old has been doing well since hearing about the other baby. Kim also revealed the third baby’s gender in a recent interview and this time it’s a girl for the Kardashian West family!
“They are excited,” Kim says of North and Saint. “I mean, I don’t know if they don’t feel it as much because they don’t see my big belly. But, we do talk about it a lot, so I think they are really excited. I think my son, I don’t know how he is going to react because he doesn’t get it yet. But my daughter is really excited.”
The third baby is reportedly due this coming January! Fans can’t wait!
Here‘s the moment when Kim revealed the baby’s gender.