The Today family is growing—again! Following on the heals of Hoda Kotb’s adoption announcement, brand-new fourth-hour co-anchor (and former first daughter) Jenna Bush Hager, announced that she’s having baby number three.
Bush Hager is already mom to daughters Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3. After years of raising girls it looks like the five-and-a-half-months pregnant mama is about to experience what it’s like to raise a son! During an on-air reveal, Bush Hager told the world that she’s having a boy.
The co-anchor opened up on Today about her fertility struggles, saying, “We weren’t really trying to get pregnant. We had some fertility issues with Poppy.” She went on to add, “It’s a little bit of a shock, but it’s such great news.”
Along with sharing her baby news, Bush Hager also spoke openly about a prior ectopic pregnancy (prior to getting pregnant with now-six-year-old Mila). The soon-to-be mama of three told Today’s Meredith Vieira, “I was so excited … I got to the doctor’s office and she said, ‘Yeah, you’re pregnant, but we can’t find the baby.” After being told that her pregnancy was ectopic (developing outside of the uterus), Bush Hager had emergency surgery to remove the pregnancy and one fallopian tube.
So why did the Today co-anchor choose to wait until well into her second trimester to share her news? While she didn’t exactly say why she waited, Bush Hager did dish on why she felt she needed to tell right now, “And I’m only telling because Mila and Poppy found out yesterday in their Easter baskets. (Then) they told the man behind me on the airplane; they told the people at church. So …”
Congrats to Bush Hager and her whole family on her baby boy joy!
Featured photo: Jenna Bush Hager via Instagram