Tonight was the premiere of season 8 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (yes, they've been around that long), and they certainly started it out with a bang. They gave us exactly what we've desperately wanted -- the big gender reveal of Kim Kardashian's baby with Kanye West.
They teased it, but I wasn't sure they'd actually deliver tonight. After all the kinky backdoor shenanigans with Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, and nonsense about Bruce Jenner getting his own beach place, I had my doubts we were really going to find out without a suspenseful ending dragging it out another week. Then we saw Kim at the gynecologist with Kris Jenner, Khloe, and Kourtney all present for her big ultrasound. First the doctor saw the hand, then the femur. Kris said, "Do you see any pee pees?"
Doctor: "I don't see any pee pees."
Kim: "He'd definitely take after his father, so you WOULD see it.
Doctor: "I'm thinking it's a girl."
Kim: "What's the percentage?"
Doctor: "99 plus."
Kim, who up to that point hadn't been all that excited about this pregnancy with her marriage to Kris Humphries still in place, finally lit up. She told the cameras:
I'm so excited we're having a girl. Like, who doesn't want a girl? They are the best. I know that's what Kanye always wanted. He wanted a little girl.
Squee! It's what we suspected, especially after those baby shower invites, but you never know with those Kardashians. It could have been a trick, but it wasn't. While a boy would have been fun too, the thought of Kim's baby and her cousin Penelope -- who is closer in age -- growing up together is just too sweet. And as girly as Kim is, she just had to have a girl.
The only bummer -- Kanye wasn't there to receive the news with her. That plus his lack of attendance at Kim's baby shower and elsewhere during this pregnancy is starting to seem a little strange.
In any case, congratulations to them. Can't wait to meet the little princess.
Are you surprised that Kim Kardashian is going to have a girl?
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