By now, you’ve probably heard the exciting news that Kim and Kanye’s third baby is officially on the way.
Via surrogate, of course — so Kim’s nude tree-climbing can continue. But also because pregnancies are especially hard on Kim, so why put yourself through that if you don’t have to?
We have also learned that Kim is due in January, and it’s reported that Kim and Kanye are expecting a baby girl!
But now we know something else — a little more about this surrogate mom that the power couple has hired.
When you’re looking for a surrogate, you want to make sure that they’re above reproach.
You’re trusting them with one of the most important things in your life. And also with a fair amount of your money.
First, you need to make sure that they’re not out to scam you.
Second, you need to make sure that they’re in good health.
That means taking their prenatal vitamins, going to every appointment (that you pay for), not being on any drugs, not living a dangerous lifestyle.
Thirdly, though, you need to make sure that they’re trustworthy.
Because it’s illegal to sell human beings — like, say, a newborn baby — no amount of money that you pay a surrogate and no contract that you sign with them can guarantee that they’ll hand over the baby after giving birth.
A surrogate who balks at the last minute might, we imagine, get in trouble in civil or even criminal court (for fraud) or get in trouble with the agency that employs them, but … that won’t give you your baby if you trusted the wrong person.
That’s a huge fear for a lot of hopeful parents who hire a surrogate.
Fortunately, in this case, it looks like Kim and Kanye have found the perfect surrogate.
TMZ reports that Kim and Kanye’s surrogate is a fit, married mom.
That’s a far cry from the “desperate for cash” image that a lot of people conjure up for surrogates.
According to their sources, Kimye’s surrogate is a black woman in her twenties.
Your twenties may not be a convenient time for most people to have kids, thanks to economic and social factors (having kids is expensive and most people want to find a real partner first), but in terms of physical health, those are the best years for giving birth.
The surrogate’s husband is also in his twenties, and they’ve been married for five years.
She is a college graduate with two young boys, so she’s familiar with pregnancy and with childbirth and knows what to expect.
(Babies from a different partner or, in this case, from two different people can be a little different, but some surrogates never notice a difference from other pregnancies)
Entertainingly, TMZ reports that the surrogate is a registered Democrat.
Like mother, like surrogate, we’re guessing.
There’s no telling how Kanye is registered or if he even is registered, since the “eccentric” star stated that he didn’t even vote in 2016.
And that, if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump.
That bizarre rant on stage was part of the breakdown that he had that required him to cancel is tour, of course.
Honestly, it’s more than a little goofy that TMZ or their source looked up her politics in the first place, but we guess that when you’re looking into someone, you give as much information as you can.
We don’t know the surrogate’s name, thank goodness, because this woman deserves her anonymity.
Especially while she’s pregnant … but also afterwards.
We’re pretty sure that the service that Kim and Kanye are using values discretion.
We hope that North is excited about a little baby sister. That’s the dream for older siblings, right? To have a baby brother and a baby sister.
Saint, we suppose, will only have sisters, but that can work out pretty well, too.
It’s probably a lot weirder for North, this time around, since there’s no baby bump — one day, the baby will just arrive.
As if by stork.