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It’s True: Kim and Kanye Are Having a Boy!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Kim Kardashian is a mama who clearly wants to control her own message—the pregnant reality TV star shot down recent rumors that she and hubby Kanye West are expecting a baby boy by tweeting out to her followers, “Nothing is confirmed unless you hear it from me!”

Well, now we’re hearing it from her! On Father’s Day, Kardashian posted a sweet daddy-daughter pic of Kanye and 2-year-old North on Instagram with the caption, “Precious moments like this when were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!”

Talk about sneaking in the news!

Related: Celebrity Gender Reveals: How Stars Shared the News

We already knew that Kim, who is due sometime in December and apparently is not going to name the new baby South, was having bad morning sickness, and reportedly hired a nutritionist. But she stayed mum up until now on the boy-or-girl news. Now that the world knows,a whole new guessing game of baby boy names can begin. Too bad Reign is already taken!

 

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Image of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Shutterstock.com; Image of Kanye West and North: courtesy of Instagram/Kim Kardashian

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Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender
Boy or Girl: How Genetics Determine Your Baby's Gender

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4 Things We Already Know About Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Kim Kardashian pregnantThe news of Kim Kardashian’s second pregnancy quickly swept through the media, and since then, we’ve gleaned a few additional pieces of information about how she’s progressing—though she’s still in the early stages and barely showing. Here’s what we know so far:

1. She’s having bad morning sickness.

Thanks to her social media candidness, we know the reality star is suffering from debilitating morning sickness. Recent tweets have included comments like “So f–king sick today on all levels!!!!! UGHHHHHHHHH I can’t deal!!!!!!!!!! Praying I get through the day.” She also opted out of a silly holiday last week, tweeting, “Today is National Doughnut Day! Thought I would enjoy it more but morning/all day sickness really ruins things! LOL Maybe its for the best!”

2. She’s reportedly hired a nutritionist.

Kim’s struggles during her first pregnancy, including preeclampsia leading to early delivery, were much publicized. In the hopes of avoiding similar problems this time around, she has reportedly hired a nutritionist. According to TMZ, the star commissioned an expert to create a meal plan that is low in sodium and includes plenty of water.

3. She’s not (necessarily) having a boy.

While reports circulated that Kim already knew the gender of her baby—and that it’s a boy—the star fired back, calling that news baseless. She took to Twitter (a favorite social medium) to respond, writing, “Nothing is confirmed unless you hear it from me!” In addition to the gender reports, she responded to others that suggested an array of erroneous details: “So many rumors…we are not having twins, yes I am carrying my own baby lol & we have not told anyone the sex of our baby yet!”

Of course, the wording there indicates that she does already know if she’s having a baby boy or a baby girl!

4. She’s not toning down her style.

Since Kim announced her pregnancy, she has stepped out in the likes of a latex dress and a see-through feathered getup. This might come as no surprise—except that, after her last pregnancy, she admitted what she really should have done was get into some more traditional maternity clothes.

That said, Kim is barely beginning to show… so there’s still plenty of time for style watching!

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo: Instagram/KimKardashian

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Snacks That Fight Morning Sickness
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Will Everyone Be Nicer to Pregnant Kim Kardashian This Time Around?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Kim Kardashian Pregnant Baby No. 2I’m pretty happy Kim Kardashian West is pregnant again. Not just because infertility causes deep suffering and she appears to have overcome it. But because it gives us all another chance to behave like civilized humans and not disgraceful Internet trolls.

You’ll remember Kim’s first pregnancy full well: She gained a lot of weight, suffered from preeclampsia, swelled severely, and ultimately delivered early—and through it all she was ruthlessly shamed for her pregnant body.

Headlines screamed about her size and loss of control of her famously sexy body. A Shamu-comparison meme represented the worst about the Internet: winning at cleverness, losing at civility, dangerous in its implications.

Whether you’re a fan or not—and I’ll call myself curious enough to peek at her Instagram when no one is looking, but not enough to actually follow her—body shaming is so not OK. No caveats, no excuses. It’s just not OK, period.

Related: 5 Celebrities Who Were Body Shamed During Pregnancy

A popular justification for the body shaming, as Vogue.com pointed out after the second-pregnancy news broke, goes something like this: “Well, Kim is famous because she exposes her body, so this is what she gets. She invited it.” But that implies we as a culture weren’t also willing participants in her rise to prominence on account of her assets. We made it happen, but then we turned on her as soon as she became pregnant. What kind of message is that?

As a new mom to twins—babies I carried to full term, whose combined birth weight was more than 12 pounds—I’m acutely aware of the pregnant-and-body-shamed phenomenon. I remember quite well how people used to see my formidable baby bump and ditch their manners. They figured it was okay to point and gawk and make totally unfiltered remarks they never would have made to the face of any other woman.

Of course, Kim’s an easy target for such remarks on a massive scale. But let’s hope, this time around, we can manage to be civil—if not actually kind—in our discussions of a woman creating the miracle of life.

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo: Instagram/KimKardashian

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Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3
Pregnancy Month by Month: Month 3

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Kim Kardashian West Is Pregnant Again!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

So much for surrogacy…Kim Kardashian West is pregnant!

While recent updates on the reality TV star’s struggle to give North West a sibling revealed IVF issues and the possibility of using a surrogate, the latest news says that’s not the case. On last night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim was shown telling sister Khloe, “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!” E! News even sent a “congrats!” tweet.

Kim also appears on the cover of the July issue of Glamour magazine, and confirmed to the magazine two weeks after her interview, as the issue was going to press, that she and husband Kanye West are indeed expecting again, saying “We are so beyond excited.”

Despite her fertility issues, Kim never seemed to give up her dream of becoming pregnant again, telling Matt Lauer in a Today show interview, “I still have hope, so I’m just going to keep on trying.”

She was equally honest and open in her interview with Glamour, telling the magazine,

“I didn’t know that I was going to be so open with [my fertility challenges]. But meeting people at my fertility doctor’s office who are going through the same things I’m going through, I thought, Why not share my story? It’s been really emotional. One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby—I could only have one more. One was like, “You should get a surrogate.” The other one was like, “Oh, no, you’ll be fine.” Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, “You know what? I believe—we’ll get through it.”There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor's office] hysterically crying,and other times when I was like, “OK, everything’s looking good—it’s going to be this month!” The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.”

No word yet on the due date, gender, or any other details—but we’re sure more information will be revealed (or teased) in future episodes of KUWTK. Congrats to the couple!

Image: Electrolysis / Shutterstock.com

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Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift
Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift

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Kim Kardashian’s Infertility Struggle May Lead Her to Surrogacy

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Kim Kardashian Even if you cringed when Kim Kardashian announced that she and husband Kanye West have sex “500 times a day” in efforts to conceive a second child, any of us would have sympathy for a hopeful parent struggling with infertility.

As the story of Kardashian’s quest to have another baby continues to unfold in the media, the reality star is now apparently looking into other options. A source told Us Weekly that Kardashian, mom to nearly two-year-old North West, has been undergoing IVF procedures—but that they’re not going well. “It’s causing problems with her body,” according to the source.

We know at least a portion of that to be true, thanks to a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in which the hopeful mom had a procedure involving her uterus. The May 31 show will reveal footage that shows an implanted embryo did not successfully take.

With the IVF so far not resulting in pregnancy, the source told Us that the next step for the family might be searching for a surrogate.

Kardashian herself told Matt Lauer in a recent Today show interview that she’s going to keep trying—but that she considers adoption a more distant possibility. “I still have hope, so I’m just going to keep on trying,” she said. “Never say never. I mean, we haven’t talked about adopting.”

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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Trying to Conceive: 5 Ways to Get Pregnant Faster
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