updated 10/10/2012 AT 9:30 AM ET
•originally published 10/10/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
“She is just thrilled,” an Adele source tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story, about the Grammy-winner’s private world and how she is prepping for her first child.
As the 24-year-old pop star awaits the birth of her baby with boyfriend Simon Konecki, 38, she is happily remaining out of the spotlight.
“She is totally laying low and nesting,” says the source.
Insiders also reveal the secrets of how her chart-topping single came about – and what a joy it was to work with the mum-to-be.
“She spent a lot of time working on it and getting it right,” Skyfall producer Barbara Broccoli tells PEOPLE, adding that Adele even read the movie’s script. “But she was worth the wait.”