The reality star says she'd be overwhelmed with a baby and a move to Dallas at the same time

By Dahvi Shira
February 08, 2012 04:00 PM
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Khloé Kardashian has been very open about wanting to start a family with husband Lamar Odom, but not getting pregnant is blessing in disguise, according to the reality star.

“It’s frustrating when you hear so many rumors because it makes you almost want to put pressure on yourself,” Kardashian, 27, told PEOPLE on Tuesday while promoting the second season of E!’s Khloé and Lamar. “But looking back, I think everything happens for a reason.”

Kardashian explains that circumstances are different now than when she first got together with her hoop-shooting hubby, 32, who was recently traded from the L.A. Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.

“I think, ‘Gosh, what if I did get pregnant last season or a few months ago?'” she says. “Or what if I had a newborn baby and all this [NBA] trade stuff happened? I don’t think I could have dealt with everything at one time. Doing this trade and my husband’s emotions and going through all that is so stressful.”

But the lovebirds, who now have a home in Dallas, still have an expanded family in their sights.

“Maybe Dallas will bring a baby,” Kardashian says optimistically. “We’re definitely trying to have kids. Everything will happen when it’s meant to be. Last season, we were much more documenting, ‘Okay, when am I ovulating, when am I doing this?’ And it was very stressful to do it that way, so we’ve stopped. Lamar and I definitely are letting nature take its course.”

Still, the couple’s baby-making efforts are documented throughout this season. The premiere episode (airing Feb. 19 at 10 p.m.) includes several lovemaking-themed scenes, including one focused on sex swings.

“We’ve had our same film crew since the first season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the small-screen star says. “So for me, I never think twice about [filming intimate scenes]. I don’t ever think about how many people are going to watch the show. I don’t ever want to filter myself. I like being me.”

Odom, on the other hand, prefers to be a bit more private when it comes to letting the world in on what happens between the sheets.

“For Lamar, it’s different,” says Kardashian. “He’s still getting used to filming. There are standard cameras that are just placed in rooms. There’s no film crew in those rooms. You see the black and white footage because Lamar’s like, ‘I can’t get my freak on with people here.’ ”