12 Times Kim Kardashian Got Real About Motherhood

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We are excited to finally congratulate Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the birth of their baby boy! Now, we're counting down the seconds until he becomes our next obsession, just like big sister North West. Will the newest West get as much attention as Nori — from his family and the media? Or will he suffer from the waning interest all second children complain of?

Before the tabloids start making up stories about sibling rivalry, baby diva demands, and "post-baby body" worries, we're going to take a minute to celebrate the best of what Mama Kim has done as a parent thus far. Not only has she given the world the next generation's most promising fashionista, she's also been extremely honest about the joys and difficulties of parenting. And she's possibly even more honest about how much she kinda hates being pregnant.

Let's look back at some of her best quotes about being a mom and coo at some of our favorite photos of North. Welcome to your krazy world, Baby West!
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"Ready whenever you are lol," Kim wrote of this pic, just before giving birth to baby #2.
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"Motherhood is a gift and I know after watching my mom do it, it's not easy, especially when trying to balance a career. I'm honored to follow in her footsteps and make her proud like I am of her." — Kim, before North West was born, on her personal blog.
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"It's the most rewarding feeling! I really love every phase! Just the way my daughter laughs with me, all of the small things in life you appreciate!" — Kim, on parenting blog Romyandthebunnies.com.
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"[Motherhood] has taught me how to prioritize. And I was forced to take a break for awhile. I never liked downtime, but I decided I enjoy it — that’s when the fun ideas come about." — Kim, in C Magazine.
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"We try not to spoil [her]." — Kim, to Us Weekly of daughter North.
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"I take pictures of [North] all the time and dress her up," Kim told Vogue. "I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, 'What up, Daddy?'"
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"First they said I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it...Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it...SMH!" — Kim, on Instagram.
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"My everything." — Kim, on Twitter.
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"I think when you have a baby there's like no time for any like (expletive). Excuse my language. You don't have time for it and sometimes I see things and I'm like, 'I'm not gonna let that slide. This person was wrong.' Or whatever I'm feeling, I speak my mind a little bit more after I've had our daughter." — Kim, to The Associated Press.
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"You know I've heard stories forever about how amazing pregnancy is from my mom and Kourtney and that's just not the case for me and I'm not going to sit here and lie and act like it's the most blissful experience. It's awful." — Kim, to E! Online.
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"Sometimes I see a lot of my friends just get taken over by their kids and their life, and that’s great, but if you don’t spend a little bit of time — whether it’s two hours a day, or one day a week to and visit with your friends. It really helps a lot." — Kim, in the Daily Mail.
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"So, I'll go for two — but then again I have so many siblings and I love it. They're my best friends. I would want that for my kids. So I'm going to do two and see how it is." — Kim, on Ellen.