(CNN) – George W. Bush is going to be a grandfather.
The former president's daughter Jenna announced Wednesday she was "nervous and so excited" to be expecting her first child, due sometime in the spring of 2013.
"I'm a first-time mom, but it's something I've always wanted. I'm a teacher and I love kids," Jenna Bush Hager, 31, said on NBC's "Today Show," where she serves as a contributor.
She appeared on the show with her husband Henry Hager, whom she married in 2008 on her family's 1,600-acre ranch in Crawford, Texas. Hager said his wife would "instill wonderful values" on their new baby.
The former president, who phoned into the show along with his wife Laura, declared he was "fired up" about becoming a grandfather – but that he wasn't planning on changing any diapers in the near future.
"I'll be the guy in the Ford 250 driving around the ranch with the grandchild," George W. Bush said.
Laura Bush said she was "thrilled for Jenna and Henry and, of course, for George and me to have the grandchildren we've been really looking forward to."
In the months before Jenna's wedding four years ago, the first lady joked about potential names for their first grandchild
"George or Georgia ... Georgina. Georgette," she speculated.
And what will the new addition to the Bush clan call the former leader of the free world?
"Sir," the former president joked.
CNN's Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.
Relax people!! Everyone needs to just put aside who ger father is, and just be happy for Jenna and the family. There's been worst headliners.
I;m happy for her but this is NEWS?! Get a grip people.
I agree with Gene, relax ppl! Jenna Bush is a very smart young lady. I'm a democrate and I love GW Bush's daughters. They have grown to be some very responsible, attractive, caring and loving young ladies. Congratulations Jenna and Hubby!
Here's hoping that Grandpa HW gets to see a great grand.
All the best Jenna, God Bless You!
Congratulations to Jenna, her husband and the Bush Family!!!!! What a wonderful early Christmas present!!!!
Congratulations, Jenna and Henry, on your first child. Congratulations, George and Laura on your first grandchild. Congratulations, George and Barbara on your new great-grandchild.
Congrats at the end of the work day there is family... Politics aside something of a positive story, shouldn't be on CNN though but not negative. I never agreed with some of Bush Policies, but I think he is not a terrible man either..
Wonderful news. Congratulations to the Bushes and Hagers. Cheers from a liberal Democrat!
Oh yeah, a Thing of beauty is a joy forever. I thank the Lord for President Bush and his wife Laura. It's a blessing to be a Grandpa or a Grandma. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Lots of luv n prayers.
Congrats Jenny @ Henry. To God be the glory.
Not going to change diapers? Oh yeah?? That's what you think Mr. President.
I am a Democrat, but a huge congratulations to them! We can all celebrate the joy of a new child being born.
Wishes 2 everyone, parents-2 b grands all the best
Not really noteworthy news but i suppose that the media has to cover news that involves descendants of the political aristocracy.
Over 6,000 dead U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wow, there's a whole lot of parent lest American kids out there. And likewise, the same can be said of the tens of thousands of parent lest Iraqi and Afghan kids out there.
Jenna has turned out to be such a smart, well spoken and poised young lady. I'm happy for the Bush and Hager families. Nice to see positive news. And ....yes....it IS news....so everyone calm down ok? LOL Jeesh
I wish them all the best , especially grandma Bush !
I wish her and her husband and the entire Bush family well. Hope it's a happy and healthy baby. There's a time when political commentary has to stop and this is one of those times.
Congrats and yes this is news and i hope all goes well for the whole family
Congratulations to the Bush & Hager Families on your future addition! Get some rest now Mom & Dad because once your bundle arrives s/he is going to own you!
She looks like a female version of her dad. That's not to say she is unattractive. She's a very pretty girl, but the resemblance would freak me out.
Very happy for them. Children are such a joy, they make things a little softer, a little warmer and a little kinder.