We’re two days shy of a year from when Nicky Hilton Rothschild gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Lily Grace Rothschild.
Apparently the 33-year-old heiress-turned-aristocrat is wildly enamored with motherhood — because she’s already pregnant with her second child.
Yes, before her daughter’s first birthday, Nicky Hilton is pregnant again with another Rothschild.
“The couple are thrilled about the new addition to their family,” a representative confirmed to People after The Daily Mail first reported that the two were pregnant.
According to previous statements from Nicky’s mother, Kathy Hilton, Nicky is totally on top of motherhood.
“She’s unbelievable. With my babies, if I wanted to go pick them up I would just go in the room in the middle of the night, but Nicky is very much on a schedule. This is nap time, this is tummy time, so I’m just kind of like, ‘Okay.’”
So long as nobody’s, like, being hurt or traumatized or whatever, it’s totally fine for people to have different parenting styles.
“I’ll tell her certain things, but she’s read up on everything.”
Whatever Nicky had learned from books at that point, we’re sure that she’s learned a lot more from being a mom to little Lily Grace.
It sounds like Nicky pays as much careful attention to motherhood as her big sister Paris does to business.
The Rothschild family is old and aristocratic.
(That’s why you almost certainly recognized the name even if you haven’t followed Nicky’s life)
And as much as we in the States like to poke fun at the long and sordid history of interconnected European royal families, celebrity families in the US can get into a similar predicament.
For example, Nicky’s children won’t just be heir to the legacies of both the Rothschild and Hilton families, though obviously those are both big deals.
Nicky’s kids will also be related to Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fame.
Kim and Kyle are already Lily Grace’s great-aunts, actually.
Though, if we’re talking aunts, there aren’t many bigger deals in life than having Paris Hilton for an aunt.
That’s the dream.
It’s almost impossible to read up on Nicky Hilton’s relationship with James Rothschild and not think of another young couple where the woman is a famous American and the man is British and comes from an extremely prominent family.
Reportedly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been very cozy lately, continuing to see each other in private as often as their respective schedules will allow.
There’s still some controversy over the idea of Harry marrying an American — yes, even in 2017 — but we like to think that British aristocrats like James Rothschild marrying Americans helped to pave the way in British society.
Sometimes, social progress “trickles up,” if you will.
And then, of course, there’s the fact that Prince William married Kate Middleton, who is British but was a commoner.
Sometimes you have to chip away at senseless traditions, one tiny piece at a time, to make way for others.
Parallels aside, though, we don’t expect the sort of pomp and public enthrallment for Nicky and James’ new child as royal babies receive, obviously.
Actually, given the nightmare of Brexit and generally mixed public feelings about the monarchy, we wonder how much attention future royal babies will receive compared to how much attention was lavished on George and Charlotte.
But the only attention that Lily Grace and her expected younger sibling need, of course, comes from their parents.
Last time, we learned about Nicky Hilton’s first pregnancy in January.
That was about six months before Lily Grace was born.
We know that Nicky Hilton likes to keep to regular schedules.
(And The Daily Mail says that “it is understood” that the baby is over three months along)
So … are we looking at a January baby?