We have our first glimpse at baby Chicago West. Yesterday, Kim Kardashian West revealed the newest addition to her family, offering all of her fans and followers an introduction to her third child with her husband, Kanye West. As you'd expect, the reality TV star looks dazzling in the process. Take a look.
The Instagram snapshot sees Chicago West cuddled tightly next to her famous momma, complete with ducky lips from Kim Kardashian West. The brand new baby, of course, looks adorable, and this photo will certainly prove to be the first of many stills we'll get from the famous child in the future.
Chicago West was born on January 15th. The 7lbs., 6 oz., brown-eyed baby girl is the couple's second daughter, which they had via surrogate. Kim Kardashian West has talked openly about her painful struggles with having a third child, as the first two took a major toll on her physical health. She wanted to give both her children -- including four-year-old North West and two-year-old Saint West -- the chance to have siblings, but the doctors were concerned that she wouldn't be able to go through a third pregnancy, especially considering the difficulties that came with their first two. It wasn't long after that talk that Kim and Kanye looked in earnest into surrogacy, which is an option they ultimately decided to pursue. Here's what Kim previously said about it.
After talking to Kanye, I think that I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn't think it was that realistic of an option. Now, I feel like that's my reality. I feel like surrogacy really is the only other option for me.
The search for the surrogate began in June of last year, with the couple reportedly paying an estimated $45,000-$68,000 for the procedure. Thankfully, the surrogacy was a success and Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West happily welcomed the new child into their lives. And it's only one of several babies joining the expanding Kardashian/Jenner clan. On February 1st, Kylie Jenner welcomed her first daughter, Stormi, into the world. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian is currently with child herself, her first, which she is having with her NBA boyfriend Tristan Thompson. That pregnancy was announced last month. Khloe Kardashian is planning to live in both Los Angeles and Cleveland as she raises her new family with the Ohio-based athlete.
Congratulations to Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West on introducing a beautiful, bouncing new baby into their busy lives! In the meantime, we'll definitely keep you posted on future developments with Chicago West, along with Kim, Kanye, Khloe, Kylie and the rest of Jenner/Kardashian family.