Kim Kardashian Discusses Trouble Conceiving Second Child With ‘Glamour’

Fresh off the announcement of her second child with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian graces the July issue of Glamour. Discussing motherhood and how North West has changed her and her husband’s lives, the reality starlet also shared the difficulty she faced with conceiving baby number two. While the initial interview took place before the big reveal, Mrs. West later confirmed the news to the magazine.

“We are so beyond excited,” she said.

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Peep highlights from Kim Kardashian’s Glamour July 2015 cover story below:

When she found out she was pregnant with North:
“When I found out I was pregnant [with North], I was going through an awful divorce, Kanye and I had just been dating for seven months—granted, we knew each other for a decade—and I was like, “I can’t do this. It’s not the right time.” But then I figured, If I’m in my thirties and I’m not ready, I’ll never be ready. So it’s been the biggest lesson, and the biggest joy of my life.”

On North changing her and Kanye’s life and relationship:
“My best friend told me, “You’ll never remember what your life was like before her, but it’ll be OK.”… North has taught me patience. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her. And nothing I wouldn’t do for my husband. She’s empowered us to want to be the best parents and the best spouses…. Today North put on these Manolo heels of mine and was walking perfectly around my closet. I sent Kanye a video of her; he was like, “Tell her to stop! She cannot grow up, she cannot wear your heels.”

On being labeled a “role model”:
“I’m not trying to influence anyone else; I’m not saying, “Do what I do.” I think it’s a little pretentious to say, “I’m a role model”; I would never say that, and I don’t think of myself that way. Are there things I’d take back? I don’t know if I’d take back the lessons that I’ve learned. Yeah, there are things that I’d be embarrassed about or wish didn’t happen, but if I didn’t have all those bad, crazy things, would I be who I am today? I don’t know.”

On fertility issues with conceiving her second child:
“I didn’t know that I was going to be so open with [my fertility challenges]. But meeting people at my fertility doctor’s office who are going through the same things I’m going through, I thought, Why not share my story? It’s been really emotional. One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby—I could only have one more. One was like, “You should get a surrogate.” The other one was like, “Oh, no, you’ll be fine.” Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, “You know what? I believe—we’ll get through it.”There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor’s office] hysterically crying, and other times when I was like, “OK, everything’s looking good—it’s going to be this month!” The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.”

Read the full Glamour interview here.