Jenna Bush, daughter of former US President George W. Bush, has shared the first pictures of her baby girl, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager.
Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to a baby girl in New York City at 8.43p.m. on Saturday, making George and Laura Bush grandparents for the first time.
The family photos show the former president cradling the tiny bundle alongside his beaming wife, while another shows Jenna Bush Hager and her mother cooing over the little girl.
There’s also some early family bonding as George Bush and his son-in-law Henry Hager are seen holding Mila up to watch the Masters tournament on the hospital television.
One family portrait shows Jenna Bush Hager holding her tiny daughter surrounded by her parents and husband Henry, with a drawing of a heart containing the word “Mila” hanging behind them.
In a statement, President George W. Bush said: “Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild. We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated.”
Mila was named after her grandmothers, like Jenna Bush herself and her twin sister Barbara.
The Bush family has frequently named babies after their predecessors. Other examples include George, Prescott, Walker, Ellis, Pierce and Dorothy.