galleryCarla Bruni’s Chic Maternity Fashion10.19.11galleryCarla Bruni’s Chic Maternity FashionIt's a girl! France's first lady, Carla Bruni, gave birth Wednesday. See photos of her pregnancy.10.19.11 10:04 PM ETIt's a girl! France's first lady, Carla Bruni, gave birth Wednesday. See photos of her pregnancy. AP PhotoBruni hid her baby bump in this slimming black ensemble as she strolled through the Élysée Palace gardens on the French Day of Patrimony, Sept. 17. The presidential residence was just one of Paris’s many museums, monuments, and government buildings that opened their doors to the public for free in honor of the country’s 28th annual heritage day. Maxpp / LandovThe first lady showed off her curves as she welcomed a group of military wives to Bregancon Castle on July 14. Eric Feferberg, Reuters / LandovRumors swirled for several months as to whether the Sarkozys were expecting. Stepping out at the G8 summit in northern France in May, Bruni put all questions to rest, showing off what, by then, had become a very apparent bump. Franck Prevel / Getty ImagesBruni chose outfits for the G8 summit that not only were flattering but flaunted her growing belly. NO CREDIT Clearly over hiding her pregnancy, Bruni let loose while on vacation in the French Riviera with her husband. The French first lady wore a revealing bikini as she lounged beachside. SipaWearing a loose-fitting black tunic, Bruni welcomed the wives of the G8 leaders to a working lunch while their husbands conferred. Jean-Paul Pelissier, Reuters / LandovBruni covered up her bathing suit with a flowing pink dress while walking to the beach at Fort de Bregancon, the official French presidential retreat.