Nicole Kidman gets ready to give birth in Nashville


Nicole Kidman is allegedly due to give birth in July, I say allegedly because she still doesn’t have a very large baby belly. Although she is quite tall, so maybe that has something to do with it, or perhaps she’s just got abs of steel.

At any rate, details of her birth plan are starting to leak out, and Nic is planning on playing soothing music during her labor.

The 41-year-old actress, who married country singer Keith Urban in 2006, has naturally included some of her husband’s songs. But top of her labour list are the soothing strains of Irish flautist Sir James Galway.

A source said: ‘Nicole has been putting together CDs of music to listen to during labour. She has always loved James Galway, particularly his classical albums.

‘Whenever you go to her house, she has Galway on. There is one Prokofiev sonata that is her favourite.’

Sir James, 68, is considered the finest flautist of his generation. Knighted in 2001, he has recorded more than 60 albums. His most famous hit was the instrumental version of John Denver’s hit Annie’s Song in 1978.

Mail on Sunday

It also seems that the baby will be born in Nashville, despite prior speculation that she would have the baby in Australia. If she is due in July it is getting too late for her to fly, particularly such a long distance, so I guess she’ll be having that baby at her adopted home of Tennessee. The suggestion that she plans to listen to music suggests that Nicole is not too posh to push, and this will be a natural birth.

I’ve always liked Nicole Kidman, and even more now her Ice Queen exterior is defrosting. She even delivered a salad to radio DJ Gerry House who was interviewing Keith Urban this week.

Urban, who was an in-studio guest on the show, was attempting to play down his role in Lamaze classes when Kidman called in and introduced herself as, “This is Keith’s wife!”

She said, “Keith has been doing Lamaze lessons, he is selling himself short. … He has been very good at it.”

Kidman added she was on her way to the radio station to pick her husband up but she was stuck in traffic, prompting cheeky House to serve up his lunch order.

The actress burst into the studio 30 minutes later with the DJ’s salad, prompting the stunned host to insist he’ll never be able to eat it.

He stammered, “I have no intention of eating this. Are you kidding? Lunch delivered by Nicole Kidman? I’m having it bronzed!”

San Francisco Chronicle

Nicole’s new film Australia premieres on November 13, and tourist operators hope this film does for Oz what Lord of the Rings did for New Zealand. The Telegraph newspaper is calling it the ‘Nicole Kidman factor’ but frankly I’d much rather go looking for her co-star Hugh Jackman.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are shown at the Academy of Country Music Awards on 5/18/08, thanks to Splash News.

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  1. Syko says:

    With you on the Hugh Jackman thing, Helen!!!

  2. mimi says:

    I love Nicole. She is classy and sweet. A brave actress and so beautiful. Look at her porcelain skin.

    After what she had to go through with Tom and everything, she deserves some happiness.

    More power to her for choosing a natural birth, especially at her age.

    I just love her.

  3. Carrie says:

    I tend to agree. A great friend is movies editor for a UK consumer magazine and said of all the movie stars she’d ever interviewed Nicole was the nicest by a long margin – funny and down to earth and not at all starry.

  4. gg says:

    We are very proud to have her here in nashville. There are a lot of famous people living here, but thankfully, no paps.

  5. vdantev says:

    She’s so tiny for being ready to give birth. I wish her good luck !!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Nicole needs to eat!!

  7. Syko says:

    Tiny has nothing to do with giving birth. I’ve known obese women in labor for days, and tiny skinny ones who have two pains and almost drown the baby in the toilet because they think they have to go to the bathroom.

    It’s as if vaginal birth is now considered the risky, dangerous way to have a baby.

  8. Suuuuuuuue says:

    Ice Queen….hmmmmm-never got that vibe off of her. Classy,private,driven-yes.
    I have seen tons-o-tall women pregnant like her. You don’t have to be big as a whale,thats urban myth. Hah-urban myth.

  9. KateNonymous says:

    I never got Ice Queen either. Honestly, she seems shy, and as if she never got used to the public aspect of her job.

  10. kate says:

    i love nicole and i never got the bitch vibe off her either. she seems nice but very shy. i just wish she would stop doing bad things to her face – i rented “margot at the wedding” last week and her face does not move at all!

  11. Baholicious says:

    Her forehead is bulging more than her abdomen is. She’s always looked like she could benefit from a laxative – pregnant or not. She’s the most uptight looking person…

  12. pam says:

    i hope the birth of their child will help keith stay on track with his sobriety and give him a lifelong reason to stay strong. kids are truly a blessing and a miracle:D .

  13. stellapurdy says:

    this whole story has been written by a spectacular PR person. YAWN

  14. frewt says:

    eh she’s been incredibly overrated as an actor and very overexposed the last 10 years or so. Jennifer Jason Leigh acts circles around her in “Margot at the Wedding” and looks way more real in the process. I also believe Kidman affects this shy, down-to-earth persona to deliberately obfuscate a very competative, superior attitude. The fact that she’s stuffed around with her face so much indicates she’s not the earthy natural girl she’d like everyone to believe.

    Just my opinion.

  15. Anne says:

    Urban is pure grease – yuck.

  16. Kat says:

    Nicole has always been my favorite actress. Can hardly wait to see pics of the new baby, after it is born.

  17. fee says:

    Her doctor should be arrested for letting her destroy her face, she used to be so attractive.

  18. Anastasia says:

    Good Lord, what’s she going to give birth TO? A bit of gas?

  19. Nan says:

    I feel sorry for Nicole on every front.

  20. Trashaddict says:

    Gotta laugh at Nicole’s “birth plan” (I laugh at all birth plans). I had ideas about music, etc. Instead I puked and my main focus was on pushing that little girl out. We survived and she’s a lovely teenager now. But the whole birth plan movement just cracks me up. I don’t think Nic’s gonna be really focusing on Galway’s flute when she delivers. I’d lay odds on her going to section, and begging for it.

  21. Melinda says:

    NICOLE….! Please come to Virginia. Virginia is for lovers remember? We’d love to see you make an appearance. You and Keith can do a few duets at the Karioke(SP?) Bar. No really, I’d love to hear you both sing together.

  22. nag says:

    Her mother is/was a midwife… hopefully she follows some of her mothers advice.

  23. Christine says:

    I am so sick of people insulting Keith and Nicole…She has had no plastic surgery and looks the same…she is aging beautifully…she is beauty and class…Keith Urban is gorgeous and talented….If you don’t have anything nice to say….please people, try fixing your own lives instead of insulting people who have never uttered an unkind word about you.

  24. Kathleen says:

    Congradulations to both Keith and Nicole on the birth of their new addition to the family. Sunday Rose is a beautiful name for a baby girl. I can’t wait to see pictures of them all together.
    Nicole is top shelf in my book, real class and elegance, I’ve always thought so, and Keith to me is incredible, so much talent, I love his music from the first day I heard it. I’m a 62 year old hip grandma. Know great music when I hear it and Keith absolutly has it hands down. I just love them both.
    P.S. A boss of mine once said “to speak without thinking, is like shooting a gun without aiming.” “So if you have nothing nice to say, it’s best to say nothing at all.”
    God bless them all. lol