Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West‘s third child and second daughter has arrived via surrogate, Kardashian West shared via her website Tuesday. The baby girl was born Monday, Jan. 15, at 12:47 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she wrote in a post titled ‘She’s Here!’
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.”
The new addition makes five at the West household; she joins big brother Saint, 2, and big sister North, 4½. “North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister,” Kardashian West adds.
In late September, the reality star confirmed the exciting news that she and her husband were expecting their third child during a phone call with Khloe Kardashian.
Kim had previously documented her struggles to conceive a third child on the hit show Keeping Up With the Kardashians including undergoing several procedures in an effort to get pregnant.
In fact, back in 2015, the star opened up to E! News about trying to conceive after giving birth to Saint West.
Kim and Kanye used a surrogate because she has placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition that created serious complications during the birth of her second child, Saint. Kim previously admitted that she’s found the surrogacy experience to be very stressful.
‘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 … knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not my baby now, it’s hard for me.
‘So, it’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.’