Everything we know about Kimye's new baby

Congratulations are in order for Kimye! On Friday, May 10, 2019, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to announce the birth of the couple's fourth child, calling the newest addition "perfect." The news of baby number four's arrival came less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Kim and Kanye's surrogate had gone into labor just in time for Mother's Day.

The birth of baby number four marks the second time Kardashian and West have welcomed a child via surrogacy (Chicago West was born via surrogacy in January 2018). A source revealed to People, "Kim and Kanye were both present for the hospital birth on Thursday. They are ecstatic." 

One thing's for certain, the new baby boy will never lack for playmates. His arrival officially makes the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch, Kris Jenner, a grandmother of 10. Of course, three of those 10 are the yet-to-be-named baby's older siblings — sisters North West, Chicago West, and brother Saint West. 

While there's certainly lots more to learn about this little guy, here's everything we know so far about Kimye's new baby boy.

Ellen was the first to know

If you happened to be in Ellen DeGeneres' studio audience when the famous talk show host was taping her 2019 Mother's Day special, you were privy to the knowledge that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's surrogate had gone into labor before pretty much anyone else. Even Kim's own mother, Kris Jenner, wasn't in on the exciting news until Kourtney Kardashian made a surprise appearance on DeGeneres' daytime program to spill the beans!

While the Mother's Day special didn't air in its entirety until Friday, May 10, Degeneres tweeted a sneak peek of the surprise reveal on Thursday, writing, "I surprised @KrisJenner with 6 of her grandchildren. Then I surprised her with one more." 

As Kourtney revealed on Ellen, Kim had originally been slated to make an appearance on the talk show. The oldest Kardashian sister took her place when Kim received news that her surrogate had gone into labor. Jenner was visibly shocked (and understandably thrilled) at the news — nearly jumping out of her chair and exclaiming, "What!? What are we doing sitting here?!" Obviously, someone loves being a grandma. 

A new surrogate

When it was announced in January 2019 that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were expecting their fourth child, a source close to the family also revealed to E! News that Kim's former surrogate, Lorena — who Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans got to meet in a 2018 episode — had been replaced. The source explained that there was no bad blood between Kardashian and Lorena, but that the former surrogate had gotten pregnant on her own after giving birth to Chicago West in 2018 and wasn't available for baby number four.

According to the source, Kardashian selected a new surrogate over the summer, and was as excited as ever to experience the process again. "It's a different experience for Kim when she isn't pregnant," the source revealed to E! News. "But she's happy she has been through this before and knows what to expect. She had such a positive experience the first time and is really thrilled to be able to do this again this way."

Chicago's twin

News that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's surrogate had gone into labor quickly made its way across the internet on Thursday night, and fans of the famous family anxiously waited through the night for news of baby number four's arrival. Luckily, they didn't have to wait very long. Kardashian took to Twitter at 9:03 A.M. on Friday morning to announce the baby boy's arrival, writing, "He's here and he's perfect!"

Kardashian and the rest of her celebrity siblings are known for sharing pretty much every moment of their lives with fans, whether on Instagram or on Keeping Up with the Kardashians –however, Kim and Kanye opted for a bit of privacy while welcoming their fourth child. Though the couple didn't immediately share a photo of their new baby, Kim did give fans a hint as to who he resembles the most. A few moments after announcing his arrival, Kardashian tweeted, "He's also Chicago's twin [...] I'm sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her." So, basically, he's adorable. 

Kim had a super chill baby shower

No one throws a party quite like the Kardashian-Jenner clan. As fans of the reality TV royalty will likely recall, Kylie Jenner threw an extravagant, amusement park-themed first birthday party for daughter Stormi in February 2019, aptly titled "StormiWorld." According to People, the celebration featured a live performance of "Baby Shark," carnival rides, and a somewhat terrifying inflatable replica of Stormi's face. Like we said, no one throws a party like this family.

Surprisingly, Kim Kardashian decided to keep her fourth baby shower relatively low-key and chill. The star held a "CBD & Meditation" themed gathering at her home on April 28, 2019, according to PeopleThe beauty mogul reportedly told her guests, "Because I'm freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks, I thought what better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD?" Adding that she originally thought the idea of having a fourth baby shower was "ridiculous," Kardashian said, "But I thought, 'I'm freaking the f— out having a fourth kid.' So everyone have a puff and put on some oil!" 

Could this be Kimye's last addition?

If you feel like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are constantly welcoming new children, you're not exactly wrong. The couple, who began dating in April 2012, wasted no time in expanding their family once they made their relationship official. Their first daughter, North, was born in June 2013, followed by brother Saint's arrival in December 2015. Chicago was born via surrogate in January 2018 — and, of course, baby number four made his debut in May 2019. 

While Kim Kardashian revealed in a 2018 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (via People) that her rapper husband was determined to have seven children, all signs point to the couple's fourth child being their last. Following their January 2019 pregnancy announcement, a source close to the couple revealed to People, "Kim has always wanted four kids. [...] She likely won't have any more after this." Kardashian also told ELLE in a March 2018 interview that she couldn't handle having more than four children, saying, "My time is spread really thin. And I think it's important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids." 

Sorry, Kanye!

Awkward gender reveal

Gender reveal parties are all the rage right now. It's nearly impossible to scroll through your social media feeds without seeing at least one happy, expectant couple excitedly popping a balloon full of blue or pink confetti in front of their family and friends. While bursts of confetti certainly make for Instagram-worthy gender announcements, Kim Kardashian took a completely different route when revealing the gender of her fourth child to loved ones. 

In January 2018, People reported that multiple sources had confirmed the expecting couple's unborn baby to be a boy, though neither Kim nor Kanye had made an announcement regarding the gender. Days later, Kardashian confirmed the rumors on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, telling host Andy Cohen that she revealed the baby's gender to family and friends during a party over the holidays — though her memory from that night is admittedly fuzzy. 

"I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party and told some people [it's a boy]," Kardashian revealed (via People). "I can't remember who I told because I never get drunk." 

Trying on names

When Kim Kardashian announced the arrival of her fourth child with Kanye West to the twitterverse, fans immediately started flooding the reality star and KKW Beauty mogul with questions about the couple's newest addition. The most recurring question from Twitter users seemed to surround baby number four's name — something that had been widely speculated on since Kardashian and West announced they were expecting. 

User @smbaspride suggested the answer could be found in a 2019 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in which Kim recounted an experience with a psychic medium in Bali (via Us Weekly). The fan tweeted, "I'm only saying this [because] when they were in Bali Kim talked to the medium and the medium said her father would be reincarnated in her [fourth] child. Then, she asked her mom if she should name him Roberto." 

Roberto would be a fitting tribute to Kardashian's late father, Robert. However, a source told People that Kardashian and West had yet to settle on a name for their newborn baby boy. "They have had a name in mind, but wanted to meet the baby before they decided," the source revealed to the publication.

North is super excited

Born in June 2013, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's first child, daughter North West, enjoyed two and a half years of being an only kid before Saint West made his December 2015 arrival and made the tot a big sister. A month before Saint's birth, Kim Kardashian revealed to E! News, "We talk about baby brother all the time. [North is] so sweet and yesterday she said, 'Mommy, can I give baby brother a kiss on your tummy?'" Kardashian added that the firstborn had "a hard time" seeing her mom hold other babies, but she was hopeful that having a brother would be "a whole new experience" for North. 

Now that North has gotten the hang of this whole big sister thing, it seems like all the kid wants is some quality girl time with her baby sister, Chicago. During Kim Kardashian's "73 Questions" segment with Vogue, the big sis piped up and said she was excited to have a new little brother — and even more excited for Saint to have a new playmate. Why doesn't North want to play with Saint? Her answer is simple: "I wanna play with Chicago, that's why." 

"So much harder than pregnancy"

Kim Kardashian's struggles with her first two pregnancies have been well documented in both the press and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. During her second pregnancy, the star got real about her pregnancy fears with E! News, saying "Every medical issue that you could probably have I feel like I get and I worry so much about it [...] You know, I have a high-risk delivery and all of that gives me such anxiety." 

In April 2017, Kardashian announced she wouldn't be able to carry any more children, revealing on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (via People), "I hated being pregnant [...] But, you know, even in how much I hated it — if I could do it myself, I would have preferred that."

While having a baby via surrogacy helped dissipate Kardashian's physical stress, the star told Entertainment Tonight in a 2017 interview that she feels the surrogacy process is "so much harder" than being pregnant herself. "Knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and [not my third child], it's hard for me. So, it's definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area."