It's official, folks: Khloé Kardashian is pregnant with her first child and the father of her future baby is boyfriend (or is it fiance?!) and professional NBA player, Tristan Thompson. If the news has got you wondering when the Kardashian Christmas Card photos were taken — since Khloé Kardashian did not seem to be pregnant during the shoot — you're not alone. Ever since Kim Kardashian started to tease the photos from the Christmas Card shoot on Dec. 1, fans of the famous family have been wondering whether or not a pregnant Khloé Kardashian (as well as a pregnant Kylie Jenner) would make an appearance.
It was not until Dec. 13 that Khloé Kardashian first appeared on Kim Kardashian's Instagram account as part of the all white, minimalist Christmas Card photo series. In the photo, Khloé Kardashian can be seen in the distance, holding her niece, Dream, Rob Kardashian's daughter with Blac Chyna. In the photo, Khloé can be seen bearing a slight midriff. One would assume that if she were, in fact, pregnant during the photo shoot, there could be a visible bump. Of course, there is also the possibility that she was pregnant during the shoot, but just not showing yet. Every woman's body is different, so it's difficult to say.
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Kim Kardashian posted another photo of her sister, except baby Dream was fully blocking Khloé's stomach, so you wouldn't have been able to see a bump (or no bump) either way. Earlier on Wednesday, Dec. 20, Kim Kardashian posted one more photo of Khloé on her Instagram, but this time it was a much closer photo of Khloé's body. Still, there was no visible bump.
This all makes us wonder when the Christmas card photos were actually taken. Could they have been before Khloé knew she was pregnant? Or before she started even showing? Here's what we know so far.
The reality TV star-turned-entrepreneur took to her Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 20 to make the highly anticipated announcement. Khloé shared a beautiful black and white photo of her baby bump. Her hands are placed over Tristan Thompson's hands, which are cradling her stomach. She is wearing a Calvin Klein sports bra as well as a stack of rings on her ring finger (could they have gotten engaged without making the announcement to their fans?!).
Her message accompanying the photo is very sweet, expressing her excitement to be a mother and how grateful she is to her family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
"My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along," Khloé wrote. "Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding."
In the photo, Khloé looks very pregnant. According to Mia Di Julio, a doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Los Angeles, Khloé looks to be at least five months pregnant. After analyzing the Instagram announcement, Dr. Di Julio states that based on the size of the bump, Khloé could be anywhere from five to seven months pregnant, which means she could be expecting as early as February of 2018.
According to E! Online, the Kardashian and Jenners were spotted at Milk Studios in Los Angeles for the photo shoot the first week of November — approximately one and a half months ago. If Khloé is at least five months pregnant, that means she would have had to be pregnant during the photo shoot. According to The Bump, while it depends on the size of your fetus and whether or not this is a woman's first baby, expectant mothers can begin showing at about 12 weeks.
If this is all true — if Khloé is at least five months pregnant and the Christmas Card photos were taken the first week of November — then there would be a good chance that she was showing during the photo shoot. Could her bump have been edited out of the photos so that Khloé and Tristan could make their announcement when they felt was right? Perhaps Khloé will clear the air later on, but for now, she's just extremely excited and happy to share the amazing news with her fans.