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Kim And Kanye's Third Baby Is Due Way Earlier Than We Thought

Best early Christmas present ever!
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Back in June, reports started circling that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made a deal with a surrogate mother to have their third child.

Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Kim and Kanye will welcome baby number three in January, but it turns out the little bundle of joy will, in fact, be arriving just in time for Christmas, according to US Weekly.

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Kim confirmed the news that she and Kanye are expecting by posting a teaser for the newest series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In the video, Kim surprised her sister Khloe Kardashian with the words, "We're having a baby!"

According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye made a $45,000 (P2.3 million) deal with the surrogate mother.

"The entire family is over the moon. Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate," a source told People.

"They want everything to be perfect and for the baby to be extremely healthy. They don't want any complications and Kim is providing an ideal eating regimen and diet so everyone knows what the baby is consuming before it's born," the insider added.

Last month, Kim said that she and Kanye were very much trying for another baby—but whether she meant through surrogacy or not was unclear at the time.

During her chat with The Hollywood Reporter to celebrate a decade of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim had an intriguing response when asked if she and Kanye were going to have another baby.

"I hope so," she said. "There have been a lot of things said and Kanye and I have not confirmed anything. We're definitely trying. We are hoping so."

After Kim suffered from placenta accrete during her pregnancy with Saint, there were told to explore other avenues. This condition means that another pregnancy for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star could be life-threatening.

Kim spoke about her desire to become a mom for third time on her reality show back in March.

She said: "I'm going to try to have one more baby. I want my kids to have siblings."

She added, "After Paris, I feel the need to bring another soul into this world."

Originally, it was reported that Kim would be undergoing surgery in order to have her and Kanye's third child, but she also said at the time that surrogacy was an option.

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"I know he [Kanye] wants more kids though so we are going to explore our other options.

"I've come to the conclusion in my mind that I can't carry another one. So, now I want to explore surrogacy," Kim added to her mother, Kris Jenner, on the show.

When she was quizzed by sister Kourtney Kardashian on whether she really wanted to go down the surrogacy route, Kim said, "I think that's what we are going to try. It's so frustrating."

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.