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Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl 

April 14, 2013 at 4:39 PM ET

TODAY -- Pictured: Jenna Bush Hager appears on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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Jenna announced her pregnancy on TODAY.

It's a girl!

Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry welcomed a new addition to their family Saturday night.

"Both my girls are healthy and well," said new dad Henry Hager, who called himself "the proud papa." Hager said his daughter arrived a little early but is a healthy 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measures 19 1/4 inches long.

The new baby's grandfather, former President George W. Bush, couldn't contain his excitement, saying that he and his family are "elated."

See the first photos of Jenna Bush Hager's new baby

Bush said in a statement, “Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager. Mila, daughter of Jenna and Henry Hager, is named for her grandmothers. She was born last night, April 13, at 8:43 p.m. in New York City. We met our beautiful granddaughter today."


This is a first child for TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, and the first grandchild for former President Bush and his wife.

Jenna, who got married in May of 2008 at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, had said her parents were eager for her to start a family. "I'm fired up," former President Bush said in a phone call to TODAY when Jenna announced her pregnancy on the show last December.

And for those of you keeping track at home, it's Al Roker, 1; Natalie Morales, 0. On TODAY last week, Natalie predicted Jenna would have a boy, while Al guessed girl.

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Video: The newest generation of the Bush family will arrive in 2013: TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager and her husband share their baby news, and their family's reaction, on TODAY.

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