We're always excited to share birth announcements, but they're especially big deals when we get the news straight from the grandpa's mouth. And you can bet that if that grandpa is the former president of the United States, the hubbub really kicks up.
Former President George W. Bush released a statement on Sunday announcing that he and former first lady Laura Bush had officially become grandparents. Their daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, gave birth to her first child on Saturday night and named her Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager.
"Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild," he said.
He also added, "Mila, daughter of Jenna and Henry Hager, is named for her grandmothers," he shared. "We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated."
The announcement came from New York, but we're sure it's only a matter of time before Mila's grandfather has her out visiting him on his ranch (once referred to as the "Western White House") in Texas. She'll be up on a horse in no time.
Even when she's in New York with mom and dad, though, baby Mila will be surrounded by snippets of Texas, as well as her grandparents' love. Her New York nursery is filled with paintings done by the proud grandpa.
Aside from a picture of Jenna's cat, Bernadette, there are also paintings of the stone cross that adorns part of the ranch where Jenna and her husband Henry were married and a picture of the "baby tree" planted on the ranch, presumably in Mila's honor. Too cute!
She'll also have a touch of her librarian grandmother's influence, too, as her mother and the crew of Today "showered" Mila with books at their very special "book shower."
We wish Jenna and baby a speedy recovery and plenty of time for snuggles and reading in their coming days together.
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