I've mentioned this before. I like the Kar-Jenner family. I enjoy watching Keeping up with the Kardashians and I don't see any shame in any of their game. I find them to be pretty relatable (minus their multi-million dollar homes and the like) because they fight, they have things that get them down, and they like to be silly. They just have a higher budget than most but that doesn't make them unlikeable, in my opinion. Kim was incredibly open about her struggles during her two pregnancies and why she decided to have a surrogate with her 3rd and now her 4th child. While she may not register at Buy Buy Baby she did have a baby shower prior to Chicago being born and she has said she is planning on having another baby shower prior to her new baby being born (rumored to be due in May).
How Many Baby Showers Does One Need?
"Traditionally" speaking one has a baby shower ahead of the birth of their first born, a sprinkle for their second and then potentially nothing or an even smaller get together for any subsequent children. The Kar-Jenn-West family does not live in the "traditional" world and I say, if you can afford it (and they can) and you want to throw a big party ahead of each birth, go for it!
Baby showers help prepare the mom to be ahead of the birth of her first baby but subsequent baby showers can help prepare soon to be big brothers and sisters. Which is exactly why Kim Kardashian had a shower for Chicago in 2017 and is planning one for her new son in 2019.
“When you have a surrogate, for me, I realized that having a baby shower for Chi was actually so much more beneficial for my kids, because they saw people come. They actually saw that it was like, ‘A new baby is coming,’
A Baby is Coming, Let's Act Like It!
Kim stated it pretty clearly, she's having the shower for her kids. To help them grasp the concept of another baby coming. Since Kim isn't carrying the child she cannot simply show them her growing belly and say "there's a baby in there" so having the shower allows for them to see they are getting a new addition. The kids get to celebrate the pending arrival of their younger sibling. Kim also mentions something that I can relate to, and have struggled with personally, which is wanting to do everything the same for each kid.
"I figured it would be so rude if I didn't have a baby shower — if I had one for the three of them and I just gave up on the fourth one"
The Kardashians are forever photographed and just think of the littlest West seeing pictures of their siblings large bashes and then find out they didn't have one. Okay, this scenario may or may not happen and the youngest West may or may not care but I totally get why Kim would want to start off on even footing for all four of her kids.
As with anything the Kar-Jenn-West family does the haters hate. But this time around, I think we need to give Kim a break. She's about to be a mom for four and the woman is stressing enough as it is, do social media warriors really need to pile on?