Kim Kardashian Expecting a Girl

Kim Kardashian

Some celebrities accidentally blurt out the sex of their baby in interviews, while others’ secrets get outed by insider sources looking for a quick buck from the gossip sites. But Kim Kardashian found the happy medium when it came to her big announcement, by ensuring that millions of viewers heard it from her first on the season premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

It’s fitting that Kim’s mom Kris Jenner and sisters Khloe and Kourtney made a girls’ day out of her 19-week doctor’s appointment, because they discovered that Kim and Kanye West… are having a little girl!

Mostly it was a matter of process of elimination: When the doctor couldn’t find the baby’s “pee-pee”–thanks for that, Kourtney and Khloe–they concluded that it must be a girl. (Kim also made a TMI aside: “If it’s a boy he’d take after his father, and you’d definitely be able to see it.”) With 99% certainty, they congratulated Kim on the next Kardashian girl to join the big reality TV family.

Now that we know the sex, baby name predictions are likely to jump up again. Will Kim and Kanye go with a fairly standard name like Kaleigh or Kirsten… or more unusual takes like Kadence, Kentucky, or Kiyoko?

Kim didn’t tear up as much as I was expecting her to during the appointment, though you could see from her wide-eyed silence that she was just reverently enjoying the moment. Later in the confessional she said, “I’m so excited we’re having a girl. Who doesn’t want a girl? They are the best and I know that’s really what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl.”

No doubt Jay-Z will have plenty of advice for Kanye about raising a girl–and I can already envision the play dates with Blue Ivy!