Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (5813135ax)

News has just broken that Kim and Kanye have chosen a surrogate to carry their third child. She’s already three months into the pregnancy, making for a January 2018 New Year’s baby.

Previous episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians chronicled Kim’s doctor visits suggesting that she might need to consider alternative methods for future pregnancies.

“I’ve come to the conclusion in my mind that I can’t carry another one,” Kim told her mom in an episode of Keeping Up. The possibility of high-risk pregnancy made it a clear choice: Grow the family by other means.

Carrying One Famous Baby

According to Us Weekly, Kimye paid a surrogate agency just short of $70,000 to find the mother, who is in her late twenties and living in San Diego. She will receive $45,000 paid in installments over 10 months.

“The entire family is over the moon,” a source close to the family told People magazine. “Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months.”

No news on this yet, but if the pregnancy produces more than one child, the surrogate mother will receive an additional $5,000 for each extra kiddo. Do you think she’s hoped for triplets?

Playing It Very, Very Safe

There are some very serious rules placed on women who carry surrogate children. Kim and Kanye’s surrogate is prohibited from smoking, drinking, and drugs throughout her pregnancy, and she’s limited to one caffeinated beverage per day. She’ll also have to stay away from hot tubs, saunas, hair dye, and raw fish.

That’s a tall order—but once the Kardashian and West family grows to five, we’re sure it will have been worth it.

What do you think? Let us know if you’re excited about a bigger Kardashian/West family below!