Welcome to the (TV) world, Dream Renée Kardashian!
On Sunday’s Rob & Chyna’s Baby Special, Rob Kardashian and his fiancée Blac Chyna welcomed their daughter on-camera for the world to see. While the two have been on quite the emotional roller coaster after an explosive Instagram hack this weekend (see a complete timeline of the drama here), it was all love during the hourlong special, which chronicled Dream’s Nov. 10 birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The episode opened with Rob, 29, and Chyna, 28, discussing their birth options. Chyna previously welcomed her son King Cairo, now 4, whom she shares with ex Tyga, via cesarean section and was interested in undergoing the same procedure with her daughter. However, Rob wanted her to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) because he wants her to be able to have more kids in the future, and repeat C-sections can create complications.
In addition to the C-section debate, the two were also at odds over their living situation: They were currently living at Chyna’s house, but Rob was anxious to move into their new home together. Chyna, however was hesitant to move until after the baby because she didn’t want them taking on too much at once.
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All of that aside, however, the two were in a good place and looking forward to welcoming their first child together.
“In the beginning of our relationship, we went through a roller coaster,” said Chyna as flashbacks from the dramatic first season of Rob & Chyna unfolded. “But since you guys have last seen us, we’ve kind of been chilling out, relaxing and preparing for the baby.”
“We’re in a really great place,” added Rob. “Ever since we started communicating our problems to each other, it’s been very healthy.”
Chyna had a few other reasons to smile: in addition to being the proud owner of one very adorable sonogram and finding out her pregnancy was going along smoothly, her entire family had flown in to be there for the birth. That included her best friends, as well as her three sisters and mother Tokyo Toni.
“I’m just happy she gets to enjoy her week … with her friends and her mom staying with her,” said Rob with a smile. “I’ll be fine. A bunch of women [around] doesn’t scare me!”
But, of course, there was tension brewing underneath the surface as Chyna began to worry about who would be in the room when she delivered the baby — and the fact that her mother Toni was inevitably going to be face-to-face with Rob’s mother Kris Jenner. Though the two previously met a few years ago, they hadn’t interacted since Chyna’s ex Tyga went public with his relationship with Rob’s sister Kylie Jenner soon after breaking off his engagement with Chyna — and before Kylie was even 18 yet. As you can imagine, that created a few waves, and Toni — never one to hold back — blasted the KarJenner family for all to see on social media. (Still with us? If you need a refresher on the Chyna/Tyga/Kylie/Rob drama, you can catch up here.)
“With mom, you never really know her mood,” said Chyna nervously. “You just never know with Toni. I would love for my mom and Miss Kris to be in the room together, but them seeing each other face-to-face could bring a lot of drama.”
Meanwhile, Rob was doing his best to reconnect with his old friends, especially the ones that are now dads, seeing as he was about to become one. The father-to-be hit up a shooting range with a few of the guys, and after a heart-to-heart with one of them, he finally agreed to wait to move into the new house until after Chyna gave birth.
“I definitely want Chyna to have a happy and healthy stress-free pregnancy,” he said. “Maybe we have to wait until the baby is home … then we’ll move slowly into this new house together.”
Up next, the couple celebrated Chyna’s baby shower with all of her friends, her mother and King. Despite the fact that Rob’s family was in Paris for fashion week and unable to attend, Chyna was over the moon with all of the “surreal” excitement — especially because she never got to experience anything like a maternity shoot or a baby shower during her pregnancy with King as she was keeping it under wraps.
After the shower, Chyna found out the baby still hadn’t dropped and was forced to schedule a C-section. Rob was disappointed but understanding — but Chyna’s worries weren’t over yet. As the due date loomed closer, she finally decided it was time to broach the subject of Kris with her mother.
“I’m worried, because sometimes you’re a bit much,” she told Toni. “Sometimes you intimidate people.”
Toni, for her part, wasn’t exactly apologetic, which only stressed Chyna out even more.
“The negative energy— I just can’t,” she said. “I know my mom’s personality and I just don’t want anybody else to get offended by her because they don’t understand her.”
Finally, the day came for the much-anticipated meeting at Kris’ house. Though tense at first — as Chyna puts it, the two women are indeed “totally opposite people” — the mood eventually lightened when Toni offered Kris the opportunity to be in the delivery room instead of her. (In addition to Rob, only one other family member was permitted.)
“This is Rob’s first baby,” said Toni. “I saw King and if it’s only two people that can be in there, I’m willing to sacrifice [myself] so that you can be in there with Rob. I know Rob a little bit, and he wants his mom.”
“That really was so heartwarming,” said Kris. “You don’t know that many people that would be as selfless. It really was an olive branch and I thought it was cool.”
The day eventually arrived, and Rob and Chyna packed up their bags to make their way to the hospital together.
“It is pretty surreal and amazing that in a few hours I’m going to be a dad,” he confessed. “I’m just trying to be calm and have a peaceful birth with Chyna.”
Though Chyna was emotional, everyone comforted her — and no one was happier than Kris, who was about to become a grandmother for the sixth time.
“I am so excited,” she said. “This day for me has always been with all of my kids such an amazing, beautiful day that gets stamped in your memory forever and I can’t wait for Rob to experience this.”
As the operation was underway, Rob gripped Chyna’s hand closely while Kris looked on and offered words of encouragement.
“You’re doing great, Angela,” she whispered.
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Dream finally entered the world, and all three of them were overcome with emotion.
“I think watching your babies have babies is extraordinary,” said Kris. “After all the ups and downs and everything these two have been through, they’ve really overcome a lot of odds and hopefully this will be the start of a great new beginning.”
Rob cut the umbilical cord, and the new father couldn’t believe how much his daughter looks like him.
“It’s definitely crazy to see Dream looks just like me and just like my dad,” he said. “I know my dad is looking down and he’s super excited to have a beautiful Armenian baby in our family.”
“This just makes me feel so good,” said Chyna. “She’s healthy, she’s so cute, she looks just like Rob. Never in a million years would I think that I would have King and Dream and a man that actually loves me and supports me.”
Eventually, the rest of the family was allowed in to meet the new addition while Chyna breastfed for the first time.
“It’s definitely very nice to see everybody,” admitted Rob. “It makes me very happy that everybody came to support Chyna and me. I’ve been MIA for years and for them to make an effort and really do what they can to be there just meant a lot. It’s a special moment for me.”
Even Dream’s big brother King made an appearance, and watching him hold her for the first time brought tears to Chyna’s eyes.
“It really makes really happy,” she said. “He’s so sweet and caring and loving. This is super special — this is me and Rob’s family. This is something that Rob really wants … and it’s just love!”
Ultimately, Dream’s birth marked quite the occasion.
“Today,” said Rob with a smile, “has definitely been the best day of my life.”