It’s official: after months of secrecy surrounding her pregnancy, Kylie Jenner is a mom.
The 20-year-old reality star and beauty mogul gave birth to a baby girl on Feb. 1, she confirmed on Instagram, Sunday. The little girl weighed in at 8 lbs., 9 oz. and arrived at 4:43 p.m. local time.
The new arrival is the first child for Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott.
“I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions,” wrote Jenner. “I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world.”
Continued Jenner, “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.”
“Pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I’ve had in my entire life and I’m actually going to miss it,” she said. “I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived February 1st and I just couldn’t wait to share this blessing. I’ve never felt love and happiness like this I could burst! Thank you for understanding.”
A source close to the KarJenner family told PEOPLE at the time that the pregnancy was “an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events that she could not be more excited or thrilled about,” adding, “Everyone is overjoyed for her. This is the happiest she’s ever been.”
Another insider told PEOPLE at the time that the 25-year-old rapper, whom Jenner began dating earlier in 2017, began telling friends in July. “He was so excited hecouldn’t keep it in,” the insider said. “He’s been so affectionate and protective of Kyliesince they found out. He can’t wait to be a dad.”
“She wants to reveal things on her own terms but she’s, of course, having fun teasing everyone,” said the insider. “She knows all the attention is on her and her baby bump, but she won’t share until she wants to.”
“Kylie wants to disappear and be out of the spotlight and focus on her health and happiness,” added another source. “She isn’t going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth. She’s not doing any public appearances and just wanted to take six months off.”