French first lady takes new baby girl home

October 25, 2011 - 1:13 PM
APTOPIX France Presidents Baby

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy leaves a clinic where she gave birth on Wednesday carrying her baby girl Giulia, in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

PARIS (AP) — Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is heading home with her newborn girl Giulia, the first baby born to a sitting French president.

Bruni-Sarkozy left a Paris clinic Sunday with her daughter and bodyguards, after giving birth Wednesday.

President Nicolas Sarkozy said he and his wife felt a "very profound happiness" over the birth of their first child together. He has three sons from his two previous marriages. She has one son from a previous relationship.

Sarkozy is expected to seek a second term in elections in six months.

When the first lady gave birth, Sarkozy was in Frankfurt for an emergency meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, trying to solve the deepening European debt crisis.

Sarkozy is in Brussels all day Sunday for a summit of European Union leaders.