It's now a party of five for Today Show co-host and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager and her husband, Henry Hager. On Friday the couple welcomed their third child, a boy, named Henry Harold "Hal" Hager into their family.
The Today Show correspondent had just celebrated her last day at work before maternity leave on Friday morning where the rest of her work family celebrated her upcoming leave with a cake and champagne glasses filled with milk.
It seems her maternity leave came just at the right time, as she welcomed her third child and first son at 9:02 am on Friday, August 2. Little Henry, who got his first name from his father and middle name from his maternal grandfather and will go by Hal, according to TODAY, joins older sisters Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3.
"We weren't exactly sure about the name," Jenna told Today when she called in to share her happy news. "Then his big sisters called him 'Hal pal,' and we thought, 'This is just perfect.'" She joked that "my dad was a little mad that the name wasn't George," before adding that the former President insisted that Hal "was a cool name."
The mother of three shared that she had lots of visitors to see her newborn son and that she delivered Hal by cesarean section. "My whole family came," Jenna said. "My sister came the first day with donuts, which I don't think you're supposed to eat right after a C-section, but I went for it. And then Mila and Poppy came and picked him out in the nursery, and they're just crazy about him. ... The girls are so thrilled that they have a little baby brother all of their own."
Hager had previously revealed that her first pregnancy resulted in an ectopic pregnancy and that the couple had experienced fertility issues before welcoming their second daughter, Poppy. She waited until she was five and half months pregnant before sharing her news this time around. "We weren't really trying to get pregnant. We had some fertility issues with Poppy," Jenna told her Today family after revealing her pregnancy news. "It's a little bit of a shock, but it's such great news."
The 37-year-old explained that she is feeling great and excited to now be a mother of three. "I feel good. I feel happy," she told Today. "You know, I think when you'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 for — to make the world better for our little babes."
Congratulations to the entire family!