Following word that the couple are expecting their fourth child together, via surrogate, a source tells PEOPLE, “They’ve got to be over the moon” about the “wonderful news” of their little one on the way.
“They’ve always talked about wanting four kids: two boys and two girls,” the insider explains of West, 41, and Kardashian West, 38. “That’s always been the plan.”
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PEOPLE confirmed the baby on the way via surrogate on Wednesday morning.
And although Kardashian West has made it clear that she loves being a mother, in August, a Keeping Up with the Kardashians source told PEOPLE that she and West weren’t “in a huge rush” to give their three children another sibling.
“They have absolutely talked about trying for another baby with the help of a surrogate, but nothing seems decided for sure,” said the insider, adding of the couple’s then-7-month-old daughter, who is the only one of their current children to be born via gestational surrogate, “Chicago is still little, and they have time.”
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Though Kardashian West has been candid about her fears surrounding surrogacy and how she thinks it “is so much harder” than pregnancy, she opened up in May about how it ultimately was an overwhelmingly positive experience.
“I would have maybe one more [child],” she admitted. “I really, really enjoyed the surrogacy process. I will say, when it came to the breastfeeding time, I was like, ‘Okay, this is the best decision I ever made.’ ”
The KKW Beauty mogul also said in an April cover interview with Ellethat although “my home and my heart feel really full right now,” she wasn’t ruling out another baby — but she was drawing the line at four kids.
“I don’t think I could handle more than that. My time is spread really thin,” Kardashian West admitted. “And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”