“I’m pregnant!” the journalist, 37, told her Today show coanchors on Monday, April 22. “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 people at church.”
She added: “I’m very pregnant. I don’t know how I hid this.”
The NBC personality and her husband, 40, tied the knot in 2008 and welcomed their daughters, Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3, in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
So how is the family feeling about adding a fifth member? “We’re thrilled,” Jenna said on the show. “It is a shock. It’s a lot, but we’re grateful. [The girls] are so happy to where they’re telling strangers.”
On the fourth hour of the show, she used blue balloons to reveal that she’s having a boy, her first son.
“She is laying on the pillow right now,” the You Are My Happy author, 54, said on Tuesday, April 16. “I’m feeding her. I can’t believe it. Like, I’m sitting here and, you know, you think that maybe you have gotten what you deserve, but man, I’m so happy she is here.”
The Dateline NBC alum adopted Haley in February 2017.
Jenna, who is former president George W. Bush’s daughter, met Kotb’s little one on Wednesday, April 17.
When Jenna told Kotb about her own baby news, she was “worried” about her reaction since they started coanchoring Today‘s fourth hour together this month. “I told Hoda … ‘I’m so sorry,’” the Sisters First author admitted on Monday. “She had a glimmer in her eye. Lo and behold, we are doing it at the same time.”