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Khloé Kardashian has kept the world on pins and needles about her pregnancy news since the story leaked in the summer. Now the Keeping Up with the Kardashians personality is ready to shout it from the rooftops. Kardashian recently hopped on social media to upload a photo of her growing belly, wrapped in the loving arms of her Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player boyfriend, Tristan Thompson. Take a look:

Khloé Kardashian shared the black-and-white picture with her 70+ million Instagram followers. The image quickly racked up several million likes and a lot of congratulatory comments. In fact, many people wondered about the extra bling on Kardashian's left ring finger. (Could it be? Are they engaged, too?)

While Khloé Kardashian did not mention whether she and Tristan Thompson plan to get married in addition to having a baby, she did use the caption to express gratitude for the pregnancy. First, Kardashian thanked Thompson for loving her, making her feel "beautiful at all stages" of her pregnancy, and giving her the chance to become a mom and start a family. Secondly, Kardashian thanked people who have sent her kind thoughts and prayers. She acknowledged how she and Tristan Thompson deliberately delayed the announcement to bask in the glow of the news with close family and friends before going public.

News Khloé Kardashian was pregnant first surfaced not long after reports indicated her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, also was pregnant. Kim Kardashian had also been dishing about the surrogacy journey she and rapper Kanye West were encountering as they moved forward with plans to have a third child. When Khloé Kardashian's news arrived, many KUWTK fans felt excited by the whole idea of Khloé Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner talking about their experiences together on the show.

Lucky for fans, Kim Kardashian decided to be vocal. On KUWTK, Kardashian went from talking about surrogacy to making it a reality (or, perhaps, a reality-television reality). For example, Kardashian announced the surrogate's successful implantation and the gender of the baby, and she used social media to show off her star-studded baby shower.

Meanwhile, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were keeping their pregnancies quiet, though many entertainment news outlets had already been tossing around the stories. Some people wondered if Kardashian and Jenner eventually would use KUWTK to talk about their pregnancies, so the fact Kardashian instead used social media to announce the news is a twist. Jenner still has not officially announced whether she and her rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott, are expecting their first child. Still, there have been many reports on the pregnancy, the gender, the baby shower, the stockpile of baby clothes, and so on. Only time can tell whether Jenner will use reality TV or social media to share her story.

But this moment belongs to Khloé Kardashian. It is lovely to hear how happy and thankful Kardashian is to have a child. This little one will be her first and Tristan Thompson's second, as he has a one-year-old son, Prince Thompson, with his retail entrepreneur ex-girlfriend, Jordan Craig. Here's hoping Kardashian continues posting updates now that the cat indeed is out of the bag.