Congratulations are in order for Jenna Bush Hager. TheÂ TODAY with Hoda & JennaÂ co-host just announced that she gave birth Friday. She and her husband Henry Hager welcomed a baby boy named Henry Harold â€œHalâ€ Hager. This is the coupleâ€™s first son; they also have two daughters, Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3.
The daughter of former President George W. Bush shared the news on Instagram this morning, saying that life has â€œnever been sweeterâ€ since welcoming their bundle of joy â€œto the world.â€
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She posted three photos, one of which includes her husband, all her children and her parents.
According to TODAY, Henry was born at 7-pounds, 5-ounces, measuring 19.29 inches long. Heâ€™s the first grandson for both sides of the family, and Hal inherited his middle name from Jennaâ€™s grandfather, Harold Welchâ€”the father of former first lady Laura Bush.
Bush Hager called in to TODAY this morning to share the news with the world. â€œWe werenâ€™t exactly sure about the name,â€ Jenna told her co-hosts. â€œThen his big sisters called him â€˜Hal pal,â€™ and we thought, â€˜This is just perfect.’â€
She joked that her dad was â€œa little mad that the name wasnâ€™t George,â€ But in reality, the former POTUS assured her that Hal â€œwas a cool name.â€
She also shared that her little girls were able to pick him out of the nursery. â€œTheyâ€™re just crazy about himâ€¦The girls are so thrilled that they have a little baby brother all of their own,â€ she said.
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The new mom of three admitted not really knowing what to do her â€œparty of fiveâ€ but she isnâ€™t letting that get her down. â€œI feel good. I feel happy,â€ she said. â€œYou know, I think when youâ€™re holed up in a hospital room with a newborn and you see the joy and the light in his eyes, you realize this is what life is forâ€”to make the world better for our little babes.â€
A news anchor at heart, Bush Hager was even more moved considering the tragic events that happened around the country this weekend. â€œEven though the news outside these walls isnâ€™t so great, you see the joy in their eyes and know that thatâ€™s what weâ€™re here to doâ€¦to make their lives safe.â€
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