And off she goes! Savannah Guthrie announced on Friday, December 2, that she’s starting her maternity leave ahead of the arrival of her second child.
“Friday is my last day for a while! xoxo,” the Today show cohost, 44, wrote to a fan via Twitter on Thursday.
She added Friday: “But first… I’m off to have a baby! Feeling so blessed & grateful to my warm and loving @TODAYshow family as I head off on maternity leave.”
Guthrie announced in June that she and her husband, Michael Feldman, were expecting their second child together — a baby boy. The couple married in 2014 and are already parents of 2-year-old daughter Vale.
Guthrie opened up about motherhood during a previous interview with Fit Pregnancy. “I came to motherhood so late in life. When I got pregnant with Vale, I won’t say I’d given up hope, but I didn’t let myself think about how sad I would be if it never worked out,” she said. “So when Vale came along, I was overjoyed. And to this day, if it was only Vale, it would not be ‘just Vale.’ She is beyond every dream, the icing on the cake, plus the gold medal, plus everything. But at the same time, I wanted to try to give her somebody to do life with.”
She also opened up about her birthing plan for her son. “I had a low-lying placenta with Vale, so about nine days before my due date, my doctor recommended a C-section. The whole experience was just fantastic. Afterward, I was high on life — and probably a couple of painkillers,” she recalled. “This time, when I said, ‘Do you think I’ll have a C-section again?’ the doctor said, ‘Let’s talk about it when it gets closer.’ And I like that about my doctor. He’s real chill. If I need a C-section, I’ll be totally OK with that. And if I have this baby the old-fashioned way, that’s cool too.”