TODAY   |  June 16, 2013

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby girl

It’s a girl! The daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West was born Saturday, a few weeks earlier than expected. Still no glimpse of the baby or any word on her name, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating. E!’s Ken Baker reports.

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>>> this morning kanye west is waking up a new dad. he and girlfriend kim kardashian the proud parents of a baby girl . ian bake certificate in los angeles with more. good news.

>> reporter: erica, are the latest news from the hospital this morning says the newborn baby has dark hair and looks just like him, but, so far, we haven't heard a peep or a tweet from the kardashians about their newest member.

>> can you make some noise?

>> reporter: that very public announcement last year by kanye west at a packed concert in atlantic city marked the beginning of one of the most gossiped about and public pregnancies in recent years. kim told "today" in january --

>> i'm due in july.

>> oh, in july?

>> reporter: but on saturday in l.a. she gave birth to the couple's baby girl a month early. the early arrival should put to rest a flood of tabloid rumors that have swirled around kardashian and west since they announced they were expecting.

>> i think kim handled her pregnancy really, really well, especially when there were some unkind comments that were made that it looked like she was gaining too much weight and there were magazine covers that said the same thing.

>> thank you.

>> reporter: never one to shy away from the camera, kardashian shared many private moments throughout her pregnancy, even waiting until the new season of her family's show "keeping up the kardashians" it to announce the baby's sex.

>> i'm thinking it's a girl.

>> how exciting.

>> reporter: but mum is the word thus far as the new mom and dad and their famous family have been uncharacteristically quiet about the little bundle of joy. of course everyone wants to know what the baby looks like. some say they could make a windfall on the first photos.

>> i think that kim and kanye could command a couple million dollars. and that's a lot of money today.

>> reporter: and there's the baby's name. will kim keep up with the kardashian tradition and start with a "k"? is.

>> maybe they'll call the baby and be done with it.

>> reporter: while the baby doesn't have a name yet, there is speculation that kanye will somehow honor his late mother who died after surgery in 2007 . erica?

>> it is the best father's day gift possible for kanye .