"It's true!" Kim wrote. "Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us."
Kim's father, Robert Kardashian, left us in 2003; while Donda West died in 2007 after undergoing plastic surgery.
But those passings cannot dampen Kardashian's spirit on this occasion.
"Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and starting a family," Kim koncluded. "Happy New Year!!! Xo."
NOTE: Yes, Kim will still be hosting a party on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas tonight, even with a bun in her publicity-starved oven.
The mother-to-be has to provide now, people!