(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.
The one thing this country doesn't need, is another Bush. When you hear the name Bush, run as fast and far, as you can.
I am sorry, perhaps I lack some refinement, but how/why is this news? Is CNN looking to reclaim that old moniker "Chicken Noodle News"
it is amazing tht george w bush is goin to be a grandfather
so she's pregnant? who cares? women become pregnant every day and most aren't splashed across the front page of CNN. why is this news? geez...
Wow, lots of hate here. I'm not GWB's biggest fan, but why all the hate? It's a wonderful thing. This world could use a little more happiness and joy. There's far too much hate coming from both sides of the political aisle. My generation is screwed if this is how adults are teaching their children how to treat someone who believes differently.
Can't we just congratulate the couple? A child is a blessing, or at least it used to be. Based on these comments, I really don't have much faith in the future of America. Jenna, her husband, and the child have done nothing wrong and do not deserve the hate and spiteful comments listed here. If (get ready for the backlash at this comment) one of Obama's daughters became pregnant (and I'm just using gender, not anything regarding ethnicity or age, but I'm sure some of you won't understand that) even though I don't agree with the direction he is taking this country, I would still say congratulations to the happy couple. Because I'm (I think) a decent human being, and can put aside partisan feelings and treat all people with respect. (Maybe it's something that they teach us in the Army?)
"And....? She has a husband too. The media always tries to make things sound like a scandel when it invooves the Bush family. Congrats to the Bush family, unlike the Obama's, Bidenk, and Polosi's they don't believe in killing off their offspring."
Yeah, they just believe in killing off OTHER people's offspring. Example: the 4000 dead GIs whom Dumbya lied to about Iraq.
Don't know why this being reported as a major news stories. It is lovely that she is having a baby but that is not major news.
I am glad for her, but is this really news????? And, does anyone care??
Congrats to the Bush family!!! We wish you the best. Ignore the many crazy people on this blog...
Let's all raise a glass......oh, Jenna beat us to it.
You bloggers are disgusting. No respect, only receiving handouts. Go get a life. And some manners.
This poor child is going to have to call GW grandpa. That is shame enough for any child.
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Contrats to Mr & Mrs. Bush. Geo , I have always liked the style of you and ya dad, who I met at the White Barn Inn in KBPT. Hope ya dad is doing fine as I observed him to be a class act of a man. You are both good Americans. Unfortunately, in your families case, the Constitution calls for term limits. Then I see what we have today and day thank GOD we do . THIS ADDITION TO YOUR FAMILY WILL BE A PRECIOUS GOD SEND.
God bless you and your family. Thanks for your service.
Two things, I am not sure how news worthy this is. Many women get pregnant each day.
Towards the one's who have very little thought, all you can do is insult? What a pathetic life you truly live.
Congratulations to the families. A baby is a blessing.
Wow, the acid laced posts here are unbelievable. The girl has done nothing to any of you and bashing her to demean her father is senseless. Obama has spent the last two years deliberately splitting this nation into two separate factions and it shows.
To jim and all those liberal I hope you field the same when clinton and obama girls have a kid.
Pls name the child GEORGE IF THE CHILD IS A BOY OR GEORGINA IF IS A GIRL
To all of you with your snarky comments about why this is news, you obviously thought it important enough to comment. No one forced you to read the article. It's merely a little reprieve from the daily tragedies and more important news each day.
Go figure a bunch of hateful dems wouldake hateful remarks and could care less about an unborn child
Have to say It really makes no sense at all for this to be a headline. No one really cares. If they say they do, they're lying.
Why is it that people get excited over celebs and the royal family having babies but because this is Jenna Bush's kid some of you are acting like it's the anti-christ. You know what? The world is screwed, this is a happy thing, they're having a baby, how about you try and acknowledge that a new life has been created, someone that is untouched by your hate is coming into this world and will be able to choose their own path. Liberals preach tolerance and call republicans "Bullies" and "Bigots"...You have blind hatred for an entire group because of their beliefs. Hypocrites.
Great news for would be grand parents. Best wishes for her and family.
God bless you