Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Enjoys 'Being Out of the Spotlight,' Says Source: 'She Needed a Break'

"The baby is a huge blessing in many ways," a source tells PEOPLE of the baby boy Khloé Kardashian will welcome with Tristan Thompson

Khloé Kardashian is enjoying some much-needed down time.

Though she hasn’t gone quite as under-the-radar as her expectant sister Kylie Jenner, a source tells PEOPLE the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star — who is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with boyfriend Tristan Thompson early next year — has been relishing the peace and quiet her pregnancy has provided her with.

“Khloé is ecstatic about being pregnant,” says the source. “She has been fine with being out of the spotlight. It’s like she realized that she needed a break. The baby is a huge blessing in many ways.”

The source also says Kardashian, 33, and Thompson, 26, have a “great relationship,” and the mom-to-be “couldn’t be happier” with the Cleveland Cavaliers player.

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According to the source, Kardashian “still has a couple of months to go” in her pregnancy and is planning a baby shower for the new year.

“She wants to give birth in Los Angeles, so her family can be around,” says the insider.

As for a possible moniker? The source says Kardashian “has a name she likes, but isn’t sharing.”

“All the girls are being very secretive about their babies’ names,” adds the source, referencing Kardashian’s fellow expectant sisters: Jenner, 20, who is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with rapper Travis Scott next year, and Kim Kardashian West, 37, who will welcome her third child with Kanye West, also a baby girl, via surrogate.

On Monday, Kardashian took to her website and app to reveal her favorite moments of the year, including her and Thompson’s respective birthday bashes and all the “quality time” she got to spend with her nieces and nephews.

“Wow, 2017. I can honestly say this was one of the best years of my life,” she gushed. “So many incredible things happened and lots of good memories I’m going to hang on to forever.”

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