Although she has been notoriously secretive about her pregnancy and upcoming delivery details, there are a few things we still know about expectant mom-to-be, Pippa Middleton, and her plans for bringing baby home.
With her due date reportedly being this month, Middleton was recently spotted across London preparing for her newest addition, with husband James Matthews, a hedge fund manager. It has been speculated that Middleton will be following in the footsteps of her famous older sister Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to accommodations. She will likely give birth in the same wing, specifically, the Lindo Wing - an exclusive west-London maternity ward - complete with art installations, ensuite rooms and chef-made food. A "normal" birth in the Lindo Wing costs a cool £5,900, or approximately $10,000.
In fact, Middleton, 35, was seen earlier this week visiting the wing with Matthews, 43, whom she married last year in a private family ceremony in the English countryside. Matthews' younger brother, Spencer Matthews, 30, recently became a father himself when his wife, Vogue Williams, gave birth to a healthy baby boy earlier last month. Late this summer, the younger Matthews revealed on This Morning that maternity wards are not the only thing the Middleton sisters will have in common when it comes to their pregnancy and delivery choices. He told the hosts of the popular UK morning show that like Kate, Pippa will also not be finding out the sex of her baby until he or she is born.
"They're extremely private," he said of his brother and sister-in-law. "And honestly, we know nothing," he added. He did reveal however that he is looking forward to all the cousins growing up together, so close in age.
Although Middleton didn't officially confirm her pregnancy until earlier this summer, rumours began swirling in April, when a source reportedly leaked the happy news following the British socialite's 12-week ultrasound scan. This past June, Middleton penned a column for Waitrose Weekend magazine entitled "Exercising During Pregnancy", which existed as her official, if not rather casual, announcement.
"When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant, I realized I needed to adjust my normal 4-to-5-day-a-week routine and find a way of continuing my exercise safely throughout the three trimesters,” she casually wrote. Since then, she's written several additional pregnancy-related articles for the magazine.