Keeping Up With the Kardashians Recap of Season 7, Episode 18: “Baby, Baby, Baby”
The Season 7 finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians ushered a new gal into the family while another member dealt with the fact that she might not be able to make babies of her own without a fight.
The episode picks up with Khloe Kardashian receiving the bad news that she’s not ovulating, meaning she and hubby Lamar Odom are in for a tough road if they want to have kids. “Right now I’m freaking myself out because like who doesn’t produce eggs?” she cries. The doc has some medicinal recommendations to help her along, but they aren’t exactly simple.
Khloe and Kim sit down to lunch after the dreadful news. Kim says that she believes she learned a lot of info from the day’s tests, but Khloe doesn’t think it was all positive. She may have been wasting two years trying to get pregnant, after all. Kim disagrees; “this isn’t all bad, this is just your path,” she says. This could just be the lead-in to a new approach, according to her. Khloe doesn’t seem impressed.
Cut to Kris and Bruce Jenner. Kris has received a certificate confirming her “Momager” title. “I’m a Momager people, have a little respect!” she screeches. Bruce halts her celebration for an announcement of his own: He’s been invited by the Olympics to make an appearance, and he wants to bring Kendall and Kylie along so they can share in what he’s accomplished. It happened so long before they were born he’s not sure they understand. He’s also not certain they’ll join, but Kris points out that he hasn’t even asked yet. They end on a cute married-for-absolutely-ever note as she shouts, “Why don’t you go play with your gold medal?” He retorts, “At least I have one!”
Kim and Khloe approach Lam Lam (and Rob, for some strange reason) about Khloe’s fertility issues, and Kim leads off with her good news about being able to freeze her eggs. Lamar’s politely engaged in the discussion, asking Kim about her options and plans, but Khloe quickly steps up to share the news of her dilemma. “Wow,” Lamar says, confused. Kim once again tries to put a good spin on it, saying that at least they know why things haven’t been happening. “I don’t want to react too much because I don’t want to make her feel bad,” Lamar says in the post-interview. Instead he just gives Khloe a hug of support. Good hubby, that one.
Back at the house, it’s party time for Kourtney’s new baby! The place is decked out in pink and fans made of Kourtney’s face. Even Kanye’s in attendance. He introduces himself to a baby on Kim’s waist and even agrees to a pic with the kid. Kim’s enjoying the sight of her guy alongside her family and is touched by his behavior during the soiree.
Khloe pulls Kanye aside to compliment his relationship with Kim. He stares off at Kim in her coral dress as Khloe tells him she thinks he’s doing a good thing with her sister. “I think I’m pretty content,” he says of their relationship. Kim thinks Khloe’s approval is important to her. “It’s also me being responsible for my heart and everything,” he says of their getting together at long last. Khloe says she thinks it’s one of the healthiest relationships she’s seen her sister in, which is Kim’s cue to rescue her man from the serious chat. Kim’s got one concern at the end of the day, though: What if things are great with Kanye and then she’s no longer able to produce eggs?
Kendall and Kylie meet up with Brandon to help him work on a music video together. It seems they’re contributing to background vocals. After it’s done, they tease him about not believing he’s their father’s son, but he calls foul. He thinks it’s important to know what he’s accomplished. He tells them the obvious — Bruce was bummed they didn’t come to the gold medal ceremony. Brandon even told them he calls them his “two little gold medals,” and the two of them look sufficiently remorseful. “I think we do feel a little bad for not coming,” Kylie admits.
Meanwhile, Scott and Kourtney prep a stroller. They’re clearly ready for the big day. Scott even thinks they’re bonding over their must-dos for the new little one.
Khloe heads back to the doctor to get some more answers about her body. They evaluate her hormone levels and offer her some pills to help move things forward. Then it’s time for some injections and a catheter through her cervix. Poor thing!
Kourtney and Scott arrive to the Jenner abode. Yep, Kourt’s still pregnant! It won’t be long, though, so Kris wants a heart-to-heart with Scott. “Somebody said to me once, one is like one, two is like twenty,” she tells him. She has come to recognize that at the end of the day, he’s a great dad to Mason and says, “I can’t wait to see how you are as a dad to a daughter.” Scott’s touched. “You’re very emotional, are you pregnant?” he laughs. Meanwhile, Mason’s playing in the sprinklers with Khloe. It’s too bad she’s having so much trouble becoming a mom because she sure seems ready judging by the way she always handles her nephew.
Bruce is having a ball getting ready for his Olympics. He excitedly holds up a shirt imprinted with the first year he was at the games, and Kris gets bored. ”I know, that’s why we bought you the T-shirt,” she snaps. She’s more interested in whether he’s finally asked Kendall and Khloe to join him yet. He gets flustered and says that they turned him down. He’s visibly upset, but he doesn’t want to force them to do something they don’t want to do. Kris is a tad offended that they aren’t interested in their father’s history but goes with his decision not to press the issue.
Bruce’s sons Brody and Brandon, however, are super stoked about trekking up with him to Eugene, Oregon for his Olympic duties. “I hope I don’t bore you with massive amounts of nostalgia,” he warns. The boys aren’t worried about that. They love nostalgia, apparently. Bruce greets the media with opens arms upon arrival. He runs into some old friends and clearly has a ball. Brandon’s definitely impressed by the environment and his dad’s happiness. “That’s all we got left is memories,” Bruce gushes with an old colleague as his proud sons watch on.
Kim goes to her latest Dress for Success event with Kris, giving a capable speech to the crowd and moving along. Behind-the-scenes Kris approaches Kim about going to a fertility clinic without her. Kim tells her the result, which calms her down a bit. “You’re gonna freeze your eggs?” she asks. Kim’s not sure. What she is sure of, however, is that Kris needs to check in with Khloe about her own results. Kris is worried for her but thinks it’ll work out if it’s supposed to. It’s been a crazy year, she summarizes: “Kourtney could have a baby at any moment, Kim may be freezing her eggs, and Khloe may be having a problem with fertility.” Kris advises Kim to get off birth control to let her body return to its natural rhythm. Kanye “knows all about rhythm” she teases, and Kim’s body needs to get back into it.
Kylie and Kendall, romping around the Jenner mansion as usual, get a special package. They’ve purchased some jerseys signed by Bruce, paid for with their own money, and have hatched a plan to apologize for not going with their dad to Eugene. Donning their oversized outfits, they parade into the kitchen with music and perform an impromptu dance for Bruce. They say they’re sorry and reveal their big surprise: They’ll be joining him in London for the 2012 Olympic ceremony. He’s happy, and they have a gushy group hug.
Khloe, playing with Mason, is summoned over by Kim, who asks about the doctor’s appointment. She’s had to have another ultrasound because it was her time of the month, and there are still no eggs. This is something that’s been going on for a while. Next step: radiation appointment, injections, and more. “It’ll all be worth it in the end,” Kim intones.
Later, Kris finds Kim in her bathroom getting ready to start the process for freezing her eggs, which includes giving herself a shot in the stomach. “Look how big that needle is!” Kris notices. Kim’s nervous but knows she’s going to have to learn to do it herself. Kris offers to do it for her, and after Kim gives it a shot herself, she agrees to have Kris do it. Unfortunately, instead of getting her stomach, she stabs her in the finger. “This is such a sh*t show,” Kim says. Kris goes to get her glasses and gives it another go. This time it works and doesn’t even hurt.
Over at the Odom household, they discuss the day’s events. Lamar thinks it’s still a matter of a miracle for people to get pregnant, but Khloe insists she needs help with things. He’s clearly not sure how to handle all of this. Lamar redacts his insensitive-sounding statement and says it’s good for her to know what’s going on with her body, but that they will still be themselves. “It was just meant to be for me to just have one baby for a little bit,” he says. “Who’s your one baby?” she smiles. “Sugar dumplings.” They share a sweet smooch.
Kendall video-logs herself announcing, “Kourtney might have her baby today!” She’s starting to have contractions and is tearing up because she’s scared and doesn’t want to leave Mason alone. “This will be my last time with Mason as an only child,” she cries. “Have you seen what happens to only children?” Scott answers, pointing to himself. They say a tearful and sweet goodbye to Mason, who’s more interested in his airplane toy than their send-off. “Alright guys, we’re going to go have kids. See ya,” Scott says.
They stop by Kim’s house because she lives closer to the hospital than anyone else in the fam. Kourt drinks fluids and they hang out until her contractions begin and her back pain sets in. Kourtney gets ready to go, waiting for Kim to pull herself together. “I feel better than ever,” she says to the handicam Scott’s using. “Well guess what, you’re going to feel a lot skinnier in a few hours,” Scott teases.
The rest of the family arrives to Kourtney in the early stages of labor, and she seems much more nervous than they’d seen the first time with Mase. Kim thinks it’s because she knows what’s coming. At ten centimeters, she looks freaked. Things stay calm, though, and Kourtney pushes her baby out at long last, pulling her out with her own two hands for the last stretch. As the cameras flash and voices jabber on, Kourtney’s only got one person in sight — her baby girl, Penelope. She’s feeling good.
Later, Mason joins the crew to meet his baby sister. He looks a little confused but perks up when he gets some presents from “Nellie.” “Her name’s Penelope,” Kourtney tells her. “No, her name is Sister,” Mason coos back. There’s no better way to end the season than with a new addition to the Kardashian Klan!
Worried about going through Kardashian withdrawal? Never fear, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami returns in January 2013.
Scott and Kourtney, meanwhile, are planning for the arrival of their second bundle of joy. After some cute back-and-forthing over what to pack, they’re all set to go when it is time.
Over in Oregon, the Jenner boys meet up for a meal. Bruce asks whether Brody sent a pic of themselves in front of the U.S.A. flag to Kendall and Kylie. It becomes clear quickly that their lack of interest is bothering Bruce. Brody tries to keep the mood light, saying, “Oh well, just the Jenner boys here, huh?”
Meeting time at Jenner Communications, and Khloe’s lack of ovulation is the subject du jour — this time, Kourtney is being filled in on the news. Khloe’s understandably a touch irritated that Kim took it upon herself to share her woes, but she’s willing to discuss. “I just think of all the sisters, I have to be the one to not have babies,” Khloe declares with exasperation. Kourtney assures her that it’s not a question of whether she’s going have babies, but when.
The Jenner trio heads up to the University of Oregon’s Olympic-themed museum and sniff out paraphernalia of Bruce’s big victory. From a larger-than-life wall decal to a frame of himself on the pole-jumping event, there are tons of Bruce pictures, and he’s loving it. “No pictures of Kris. Kind of nice. No Kim pictures, just the old man!”
Khloe and Rob head to the location for the new Dash store on Melrose. Even Rob has to give his sis mad credit for getting so many great locations, but she can’t resist poking fun at his funky wardrobe. “You’re like the new Bruce Jenner,” she jokes.
Brandon and Brody watch on as Bruce Jenner is introduced to the crowd at the Olympic trials, and they both give him the deference and admiration he deserves.