In January, reality star Kim Kardashian surprised fans with news that she was expecting a fourth child with husband Kanye West via surrogate.
The 38-year-old seemed excited to add a baby boy to her family when she stopped by “The Tonight Show” in February.
As Dearly reported, she told host Jimmy Fallon:
“I heard that parents of four are the most enlightened and calm of all parents.”
However, this week’s season premiere of “Keeping Up With the Kardashian” revealed that the mom-to-be was anything but calm when she first found out the news.
On the show, Kardashian revealed the happy news to her family. She told her mom and siblings:
“We have an announcement to make. We’re having a baby. We’re having a boy.”
But Kardashian later confided in sister Kylie Jenner that she was surprised by the pregnancy, Entertainment Tonight reports.
The couple used an embryo they had left over from trying for their last child. However, the reality star didn’t expect it to take. She told the makeup mogul:
“I didn’t think it was going to happen. I thought like ‘Oh, it probably won’t even take.'”
Surrogacy success rates are around 55 to 75 percent if two high-quality embryos are used, according to Sensible Surrogacy — though it’s unclear how many embryos Kardashian and West had implanted.
Kardashian told Jenner that she was “low-key freaking out” and that she and West were keeping the news quiet.
The mom of three said they didn’t “want anyone to know until it happens.”
The 38-year-old also used a surrogate for her last pregnancy with Chicago, now a 1-year-old.
During her first two pregnancies, Kardashian suffered from a potentially fatal condition called pre-eclampsia. Additional pregnancies would have been extremely high-risk.
The couple hasn’t confirmed when the baby boy is due, but sources close to them estimated the child will be born as soon as May.