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. PS

    Such wonderful news. Congratulations!

    April 14, 2013 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Tony G

    Who cares?

    April 14, 2013 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. Pat

    Congratulations and best wishes to the entire family

    April 14, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. Alabama Joe

    Who cares? The mother is a nobody, just like the millions of other mothers throughout the world. CNN is wasting its "news value" and reputation on non-events". CNN is edging towards HLN in becoming the National Enquirer of cable news.

    April 14, 2013 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Newt Gingrich

    LOL ... Jenna looks like George W. Bush!

    April 14, 2013 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. pbernasc

    I sincerely hope for the sake of the Great Grand father that the baby girl is smarter than his son

    April 14, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  7. j

    Natural birth between one man and one woman, AWESOME!

    April 14, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. bill tomey

    well at least it wont carry the BUSH,name,i had enough of them losers ffor a lifetime

    April 14, 2013 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Mike

    Hager said his wife would "instill wonderful values" in their new baby. Hopefully they are nothing like the lying Bush family.

    April 14, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  10. chrissy

    I seriously hope that Jenna stopped binge drinking and quit doing drugs. That's not good for the baby.

    April 14, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  11. Ele

    Happiness is a brand new little baby girl !! ( or boy, as the case may be) Congratulations to all and many years of good health and happiness !

    April 14, 2013 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  12. Name

    congratulations

    April 14, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  13. Paul Brosam Jr

    Congratulations to the parents and grandparents of Mila !! I know that the family is elated at her birth. Grandkids are wonderful and a personal reflection of themselves.. I hope Jenna and Mila are and continue to do well. Again, congratulations !!

    April 14, 2013 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  14. David

    Why is this news?

    April 14, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    congrats

    April 14, 2013 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  16. tronnanette

    Congratulations to Jenna Bush Hagar and to President George Bush and Laura, grandparents for the first time.
    Hope they love it. It is good. and the good Lord has blessed them.

    April 14, 2013 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  17. rebecca

    so happy for jena bush hager a great women she came from from great family the child will be loved educated taught values it will be a blessing to the next generation!may god bless protect them all ps91,in jesusname i pray amen,i think george an laura will be great grandparents!

    April 14, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  18. Linda Barber

    congratulations!!!!!!

    April 14, 2013 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  19. LDSareChristian

    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.
    ======================================
    Interestingly, Mitt Romney had no issues changing his grand children's diapers......

    April 14, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  20. Cee

    Congratulations to the parents.
    May she be nothing like her paternal grandparents.

    April 14, 2013 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  21. angela

    I love this family !

    April 14, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  22. jamessavik

    Congrats to the Bush family! I appreciate them all much more after 5 years of the O'bumble administration.

    April 14, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  23. Sunny D

    So happy for the first time grandparents. I'm sure she already has them wrapped around her little finger. 🙂

    April 14, 2013 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  24. journey38

    welcome to the world, Mila!

    April 14, 2013 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. Me

    Congratulations Jenna. I hope that you have many years of happiness with your child. Raise your child to be good, and not to be like your evil father that caused so much death and destruction.

    April 14, 2013 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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