Kourtney Kardashian revealed in September that she underwent urgent fetal surgery to save the life of her unborn baby boy with Travis Barker after the Blink-182 drummer returned stateside from his European tour with the band. While Kourtney later returned home from the hospital and was doing well, the incident left many wondering when her projected due date was. Finally, PEOPLE confirmed in a November 4 report that baby Barker had arrived, after Kylie and Travis were spotted at a Los Angeles area hospital — but an actual date of birth still hadn’t been revealed.
Wondering exactly when the big arrival was and when Kourtney was due to begin with? We’ve got answers below.
When did Kourtney reveal her pregnancy?
Kourtney, 44, revealed her pregnancy with her husband of one year in the sweetest way possible. As Travis was onstage during a Blink-182 concert in Los Angeles on June 16, Kourtney raised a sign reading “Travis, I’m pregnant” — an adorable nod to his 1999 music video for “All The Small Things.”
Was Kourtney trying to get pregnant?
Both Kourtney, already a mom of three with ex Scott Disick, and Travis, a dad of three with ex Shanna Moakler, have been candid about their IVF journey and their desire to have a child together. During a June episode of The Kardashians, Kourtney explained that she and Travis would be taking a break from IVF treatments and trying for a child naturally. “Now that we feel really healthy, we are going to try naturally and take a big break from IVF,” she said during the episode, which was shot near the end of 2021.
Travis also spoke out about the IVF efforts in a candid GQ interview in November of 2022. “Seeing Kourtney’s journey through IVF [in-vitro fertilization], which is super hard for a woman, you saw her struggle with it and talk about it,” he told the outlet. “That’s real. And there’s however many millions of dudes that have to go give their semen for this same procedure. So it’s, like, relatable, you know?”
Kourtney confessed she was super grateful she was undergoing the intense treatments with her husband. “I’m super grateful that Travis is doing this with me,” she said during the May 26 episode of The Kardashians. “I don’t think I could do it on my own. I just feel like it’s something we have to do together. We’re making a baby together. We have to be on the same page.”
When is Kourtney Kardashian’s baby due?
Although the official birth date has not been revealed by the famous parents, a source close to the duo did confirm that Kourtney gave birth in early November 2023. Insiders close to Kourt revealed to PEOPLE on November 4, that the TV personality had indeed welcomed their son. Kourtney’s sister Kylie Jenner was even photographed arriving at the hospital in Los Angeles on November 2, as reported by TMZ.
A few days later on November 7, Kourt and Travis were spotted leaving the hospital with their baby seemingly in the car. The lemme founder rocked a black hoodie and oversized black sunglasses while leaving the medical center days after she reportedly gave birth. Meanwhile, Travis sported a black beanie and sunglasses while he drove his wife in their SUV.
That same day, a source close to the family told ET that Kourt feels “complete” with her new bundle of joy. “The couple can’t stop smiling and expressing gratitude for their blessing,” they told the outlet. “The couple has been surrounded by love and their families have been there to support them where needed. Right now the couple is trying to enjoy this time, because they know it goes by fast.”
The Lemme founder even teased fans with her projected due date by posting a throwback photo of herself and Travis at Coachella to her Instagram Stories. She added an arrow that pointed to her belly in the snapshot, which was taken in April.
Travis also seemingly confirmed Kourtney’s due date just a few days before the baby was reportedly born. He also seemingly revealed that their baby will be named Rocky 13 Barker. During a lengthy interview with H20 frontman Toby Morse on his One Life One Chance podcast, the drummer admitted that Blink turned down an anniversary show and a benefit for Hawaii, because “it’s the week Rocky’s due.” The podcast host asked when the baby’s due, and Travis revealed, “Halloween… It’s either Halloween or like the first week of November.”
Finally, on November 16, a report emerged that the child’s birth certificate had been obtained, finally shedding light on exactly when Baby Barker was born. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Kourtney and Travis’ son is legally named Rocky Thirteen Barker, and he was born at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on November 1.
What about complications?
ICYMI, Kourtney took to Instagram directly to break her silence on the baby’s urgent fetal surgery. On September 6, the reality star, 44, broke her silence on the situation in a lengthy Instagram post. “I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life,” the Poosh founder captioned the emotional post, along with a photo of her hand holding Travis’ in the hospital. “I am eternally grateful to my husband, who rushed to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards, my rock. And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this. As someone who has had three really easy pregnancies in the past, I wasn’t prepared for the fear of rushing into urgent fetal surgery. I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear. I have a whole new understanding and respect for the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant.”