April 14th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
7 years ago

Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl

(CNN) – Former first couple George W. and Laura Bush said Sunday they were "elated" at the news their daughter Jenna had given birth to a girl.

"Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager," the first-time grandparents wrote in a statement, noting the new addition to the Bush family was named for her grandmothers.

"She was born last night, April 13, at 8:43pm in New York City. We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated," they continued.

Jenna Bush Hager, 31, announced in December that she was expecting her first child, who is also the first grandchild for the former president and his wife. At the time, she said she was "nervous and so excited" about the pregnancy.

"I'm a first-time mom, but it's something I've always wanted. I'm a teacher and I love kids," Bush Hager said on NBC's "Today Show," where she is 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" in 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.

Later this month, the 43rd president will open his presidential library, situated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Filed under: George W. Bush • Jenna Bush
soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. scranton

    Congratulations

    April 14, 2013 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. WakeUpUSA

    Congratulations to Laura and Henry, and of course to all of the proud grandparents. To Mila – Welcome to the world, little one.

    April 14, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Dina

    Mazal Tov! So happy for the entire Bush family!!!! Now when is her sister getting married?

    April 14, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Vumba4

    Outstanding!

    April 14, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. Anthony Coggins

    Congrats to the entire family, and welcome to the blessed little lady!!

    April 14, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Robby

    Have they figured out who the lucky man is yet?

    April 14, 2013 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  7. jim atmad

    And the human gene pool takes another hit.

    April 14, 2013 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. timothy

    let's hope she is smarter and has more common sense than her grandfather.

    April 14, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. NameKen

    Congrats!

    April 14, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Sherron

    I hope she is smarter then her father! Other wise the child has no chance what so ever!

    April 14, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Rs1201

    Very nice indeed! All the best,

    April 14, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Angela

    Congratulations President and Mrs. Bush & Jenna and Henry!! Enjoy the wonderful addition to your wonderful family! Love the name and the nickname too! All the best!

    April 14, 2013 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  13. AgrippaMT

    Another Bush has been spawned. Uuugggghhh.

    April 14, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. Rasheed

    Too bad violence genes of gw bush are being continued. the world could use better people than this war family.

    April 14, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  15. Casey Burns

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news...

    April 14, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  16. Mo Awad

    Congratulations!!!!

    April 14, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  17. chevjuls

    Congratulations to the Bush and Hager family on been parents and grandparents.

    April 14, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  18. trilly3807

    Congrats! A child that is truly loved and will be well taken care of is always good news. Best wishes all around.

    April 14, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  19. NameGoose

    Congratulations to Jenna and Henry and the entire Bush & Hager families. May God Bless you all and especially little Mila!

    April 14, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  20. Praetorian

    Terrific. Just what the planet needs. More spawn of Bush.

    April 14, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  21. NameGoose

    OUTSTANDING! Best news I have heard all day.

    April 14, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  22. Gabriel Bellinger

    why is this even news? Cnn... you dissapoint. all the time.

    April 14, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. nintex

    Always happy to hear of the birth of a healthy baby. Congratulations to all the family.

    April 14, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  24. bearitstrong

    Congratulations to the family!

    April 14, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  25. trusslady

    why are these people allowed to reproduce?

    April 14, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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