updated 09/05/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/05/2011 AT 10:45 AM ET
Just weeks before giving birth, Carla Bruni Sarkozy doesn’t know whether the new arrival will be a boy or a girl – but she does know one thing.
“You don’t have a child for the [photo] gallery,” said Bruni, insisting that her “position as the wife of the head of state has made me even more defensive. I understand the media interest, and I don’t see any inconvenience in it for myself or my husband, but when it concerns the children, it’s not impossible.”