The "Today" host announced on the morning talk show Monday she is expecting her third child and her first baby boy with husband Henry Hager. The couple, who have been married since 2008, already share daughters Margaret "Mila," 6, and Poppy, 3. Bush Hager said she told her children the exciting news on Easter.
"I'm pregnant!" she announced. "And I'm only telling because Mila and Poppy found out yesterday in their Easter baskets. They told the man behind me on the airplane. They told the people at church...They are so happy. I mean to where they're telling strangers."
However, Bush Hager didn't reveal the gender of the baby until the 10 o'clock hour. She and co-host Meredith Viera, who was filling in for Hoda Kotb, opened a large box filled with blue balloons.
"It's the first boy grandchild on both sides," Bush Hager said. "We had the attitude that a healthy baby is all we wanted. We weren't really trying to get pregnant. We had some fertility issues with Poppy... so it's a little bit of a shock, but it's such great news."
It looks like there's a baby boom going on at the NBC morning show as Bush Hager's news follows Kotb's announcement last week, when she revealed she had adopted another baby girl, Hope Catherine.
Since Bush Hager just recently joined Kotb on her "Today" hour, following Kathie Lee Gifford's departure, she said she was nervous about telling her the news.
"I told Hoda and I was really worried about it because we're starting this new show and I told Hoda and I said, 'I'm so sorry,'" Bush Hager recalled. "And she kinda had a glimmer in her eye and lo and behold, we're doing it at the same time!"