Last month, Kim Kardashian West revealed she was finding expecting a child via a surrogate “much harder” than being pregnant with her first two children.
While she was criticised for her comments – especially since the reality star experienced such difficulties during both of her pregnancies – in the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the 37-year-old has detailed just why she’s been finding the experience so hard.
Speaking to her older sister Kourtney on the show, Kim admitted she wasn’t quite sure how she should be “celebrating” the impending arrival of her third child with husband Kanye West.
“It’s kind of weird when it’s not you,” she said.
“I don’t know whether I should start eating donuts and celebrate like I would like old times or just go to the gym.
“I’m totally gonna forget and then a month before I’m gonna be like holly sh*t, we need to get a nursery!”
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Kim also explained that the experience of choosing a total stranger to carry her child was “so much more difficult of a situation” than she ever believed possible.
“You have to like make sure that their lifestyle is healthy and they have to go through psychological testing, and it was maybe a year before we finalised our current situation” she said.
“But I think everything happens for a reason, because the surrogate that I really loved got approved and she is such a nice person, like she’s so easy to talk to and she’s the perfect fit for us.”
Kim and Kanye - who married in 2014 - had hardly any time to process what was happening, before they decided to move ahead with the surrogate.