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.
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!”
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.