Jenna Bush Hager Welcomes A Baby Boy

Jenna, 37, appeared on the Today show on Monday after enjoying a three-month-maternity leave with her baby boy, Henry Harold 'Hal' Hager 

  • The host received a warm welcome and was surprised with calls from her mom, former first lady Laura Bush, and her predecessor, Kathie Lee Gifford 

  • Jenna said she was happy to be back to work, but she admitted that she held her son a 'little tighter' and 'cried on his little head' the night before 

  • Her return marked the first time she and Hoda appeared on the show's fourth hour together in seven months, as they had back-to-back maternity leaves

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    Jenna Bush Hager officially returned to the Today show on Monday morning and had a joyous reunion with her fourth-hour co-host Hoda Kotb after enjoying a three-month maternity leave with her baby boy Hal. 

    The 37-year-old host received a warm welcome from the cast and crew, who were thrilled to have her back in Studio 1A. The tearful mother-of-three was also surprised with phone calls from her mother, former first lady Laura Bush, and her predecessor, Kathie Lee Gifford.  

    Jenna's triumphant return marked the first time she and Hoda, 55, appeared on the Today show's fourth hour together in seven months, as they had back-to-back maternity leaves. 

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    Happy to be back! Jenna Bush Hager officially returned to the Today show on Monday after a three-month maternity leave

    Happy to be back! Jenna Bush Hager officially returned to the Today show on Monday after a three-month maternity leave 

    Tears of joy: Jenna started to cry before she walked on stage and gave her fourth-hour co-host Hoda Kotb an emotional hug Tears of joy: Jenna started to cry before she walked on stage and gave her fourth-hour co-host Hoda Kotb an emotional hug

    Tears of joy: Jenna started to cry before she walked on stage and gave her fourth-hour co-host Hoda Kotb an emotional hug

    They only filmed five episodes of Hoda & Jenna before Hoda announced that she had adopted a second child, a baby girl named Hope Catherine. 

    The anchor spent nearly five months on maternity leave before she returned to the show in September after Labor Day. 

    The month before Hoda's return, Jenna welcomed her third child in August, a baby boy named Henry Harold 'Hal' Hager. 

    No one seemed more excited for her to be back than Hoda, who called her out onto the Today plaza to announce her official return to the show. 

    'We haven’t been on the show together but five days!' Jenna said as she and Hoda shared a hug. 'It feels like it’s time!' 

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