Just when you think the Kardashian-Jenner baby rumors have reached a fever pitch, the gossip mill laughs right in your face. An ever-growing pile of tweets about Kylie Jenner potentially going into labor appeared on Twitter on Friday after she reportedly was spotted going to the hospital. And do you know who else is reportedly due soon? What's that? Is that the "Kylie is Kim's surrogate" theory rearing its head again? Oh, it sure is. (Bustle reached out to Kylie's rep about the reports that she's currently in labor, but did not receive an immediate response.)
UPDATE: Around 6:30 p.m. ET, TMZ shut down rumors that Kylie is currently in the hospital going into labor. The site cited "multiple sources close to Kylie and Travis Scott." In fact, TMZ claims she's not even due this month.
EARLIER: Below you will find some of the "clues" that this surrogate theory could be true. But, of course, these are all worth taking with a grain of salt that's the size of Kris Jenner's kitchen island, since Kim has repeatedly mentioned her surrogate in interviews, but never once included Kylie in those comments. Oh, also? Neither Kylie nor her family has confirmed her pregnancy. However, knowing fans on the internet, they'll piece together any evidence they can find.
And with that, please go ahead and pull on a pair of galoshes, because it's time to wade into the murky speculation waters. And bonus points for any galoshes that look like Yeezys.
1. Kim's Surrogate Is Supposedly Due "Any Day Now"
In an article published just two days ago, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Kim's third baby is almost here. The source reportedly claimed that the surrogate is due "any day now" and "they are fully prepared and can't wait to bring their baby home."
2. This Text Convo
As previously mentioned, there's been a lot of chatter about Kylie supposedly heading to the hospital on Friday, and this text convo screengrab that's making the Twitter rounds is fanning the speculation flame. As Clevver host Erin Robinson pointed out, it's hard to say whether this text convo is real or not.
But if she indeed did go into labor on Friday, and if Kim's surrogate really is due "any day now," well...
3. The Timelines
Sure, Kim's surrogate and Kylie could have the same rumored due date. That's entirely possible and plausible. But what if they have the same rumored due date because they're the same person?
4. The Donuts
On Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kylie sent her family pink donuts. And apparently, Kim didn't receive any pinks donuts. This prompted a fan theory: What if the donuts were a sex reveal thing, and she didn't give any to Kim because she's Kim's surrogate and Kim already knew the baby's sex?
5. Kylie Being "In Hiding"
As anyone who even sort of keeps tabs on Kardashian-Jenner knows, some time after the pregnancy rumors broke, the very public Kylie started steering clear of the spotlight. Some fans suspect this has something to do with her being Kim's surrogate.
6. The Back-To-Back Baby Showers
On Nov. 11, Kim reportedly had a baby shower for her third kid. According to E! News, Kylie reportedly had her baby shower the very next day. Now, this could just have been because that weekend worked best for everyone's schedules. But some wonder if Kylie's reported shower might actually be linked to the surrogacy theory.
7. Kim's Surrogate Wasn't At Her Baby Shower
A few days after her baby shower, Kim appeared on The Real, where she explained why she didn't invite her surrogate to the event. “Of course I would have wanted [my surrogate] to be there, but I hadn’t really gone that far in explaining it to my kids yet,” she said. “I think I have to explain it to my kids first and figure out how to explain it to them.”
There's been a lot of talk about whether or not Kylie attended Kim's party. Some believe she was not present, but according to People, Kylie did attend Kim's baby shower. So, if Kylie is Kim's surrogate, then why would she say the surrogate wasn't there? Maybe she just wanted to protect her and Kylie's privacy.
Whew, well, that's enough speculating for one afternoon. Here's one thing you can know for certain regarding the Kardashin-Jenner baby rumors: This stuff is sure to keep you on your toes.