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Khloe Kardashian Officially Confirms That She's Expecting Her First Child

The reality star took to Instagram to share that she and boyfriend Tristan Thompson have a baby on the way!

Khloe Kardashian Officially Confirms That She's Expecting Her First Child

Finally! Three months since the first reports noted that Khloe Kardashian is expecting her first child with boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, the reality star has confirmed the happy news herself. Khloe took to Instagram today, Wednesday, December 20 to share a black and white photo of her growing belly. 

“My greatest dream realized,” Kardashian wrote alongside the stunning image. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!”

My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! ❤️❤️❤️

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The 33-year-old went on to explain why she hadn't made the announcement sooner: "Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life!"

While the excited couple was certainly able to keep the news quiet for the past few months, that didn't prevent plenty of ink from being spilled over the reported pregnancyPeople first reported the story in September

“They are absolutely thrilled,” a source said then of Khloe and Tristan. “This isn’t something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it’s only been in just the past week or so that they’ve felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle. ... This is something Khloé has wanted for years and years and yet it’s more than that: She didn’t want it unless she was in the right relationship for it. This is such a wonderful moment for her: not only is she going to be a mother, she is going to be raising a child with a man she truly loves. Everyone is over the moon for them both.”

❥The day I met you, my life changed. Thank you my love!❥

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Then, in late October, multiple sources noted that the couple will welcome a son in early 2018. The baby will join big brother Prince Oliver, who Tristan shares with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig. 

Earlier in the week, fans speculated that Khloe might share the news on Christmas in the Kardashian family holiday card, and prior to that, the buzz was that she might drop the announcement on the mid-season finale which aired Sunday, December 17. But as it turned out, the announcement came in an unexpected, far more low-key way, on Khloe and Tristan's terms and in their own time, which is exactly as it should have been.

Fans couldn't be more over-the-moon happy for Khloe. "Omg I am so beyond excited for you.....I know how much you wanted this and how long you've been waiting....God has blessed you and Tristan and I can not wait to see this perfect little bundle of joy he/she is one lucky baby to have you as their mom and Tristan as their dad..... congratulations hun and best wishes!!!!" one wrote. Another shared, "You’re already such a great auntie to you’re amazing nieces and nephews. I just know you’re going to be an amazing Mum. Congratulations to you and Tristan!!! Xoxoxo." Too true!

Congratulations to Khloe, Tristan, and their joyful, growing family!