A representative for the married couple announced the big news through a post on Kardashian’s official website. The rep wrote: “Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.” The statement was accompanied with a picture of the couple holding hands.
Kardashian also took to Twitter to confirm the news:
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 5, 2015
The pair officially tied the knot in May 2014 after years of courtship. They welcomed their first child, a baby girl named North, back in June 2013. At the time, Kardashian struggled to overcome fertility problems – a battle that she openly discussed on her reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. Through her official website, she wrote that she was suffering from preeclampsia, a rare condition that can be life-threatening.
In late May, Kardashian broke the news regarding her 2nd pregnancy during a preview for the mid-season finale of her show. She revealed to iTV’s Lorraine that her “journey of trying to get pregnant for the 2nd time, has proven to not be as easy as the first time”.
In a recent post titled “My Baby Boy is Turnt”, she revealed that she underwent an external cephalic version to manually turn her baby from a breech position to a head-down position.
They don’t give you any pain medication and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth. BUT it worked!!! My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section.
A source told People told that Kardashian managed to avoid delivering her son through a C-section. The reality TV star also received plenty of support from most of her family members throughout the delivery. The source also said that older sister Kourtney, who has 3 children of her own, stayed with Kim throughout her labor.
The pair didn’t have a name picked out for their new son yet, but a source said that Kardashian reportedly told people at the hospital that she was going to use Robert, her late father’s name, for the child’s middle name.
Congratulations to the West family! We can’t wait to see the baby 😉