Thursday, July 3, 2008

Brad And Daughters Visit Angie In The Hospital And Twins Arrival Said To Be Several Weeks Away

After Wednesday's press conference – during which Angelina Jolie's obstetrician announced it could be "several weeks" before she gives birth – she and Brad Pitt continued settling in to the Fondation Lenval hospital in the South of France. "It's like Fort Alamo!" trumpeted the Nice-Matin. The local newspaper also described the international media crush at the hospital as something out of the TV series 24 with walkie-talkies "like the kind Jack Bauer would use."

But the scene inside seems far more domestic. Brad dropped by the maternity ward Wednesday afternoon with their two daughters, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2. Angie– who is expecting twins with Brad– is staying in a pre-booked suite of four rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, the paper reported, adding that each room goes for a modest 125 Euros. (That's just under $200.)

Her obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, said Wednesday that the Oscar-winner could give birth anytime "in the next weeks." The doctor has been monitoring Angelina's pregnancy for the past two months, Nice-Matin reported, noting that he has been practicing in the area for 23 years.

"She will only benefit from being monitored at the hospital in the weeks to come," Sussmann said. "All this is ... totally normal." Is he nervous having such a high-profile patient? "I'm not nervous at all," he told PEOPLE. "She's a very nice person, very happy. She's not nervous either."


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