On Monday's episode of Today, the 37-year-old morning show co-host announced that she and her husband, Henry Hager, are pregnant with their third child and first son. The couple already share daughters Margaret "Mila," 6, and Poppy, 3, and it turns out their kids are the reason for the timing of the announcement.
"I'm pregnant! 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," Bush Hager shared. "... They are so happy. I mean to where they're telling strangers."
The expectant mom said she's "very pregnant" at five-and-a-half months and joked that she's unsure how she was able to hide it for so long. Bush Hager also revealed that the news was "a shock," but that she and her husband are "thrilled" and "grateful" for their new addition.
"Henry all of the sudden will be like, 'Wait! What are we doing?'" Bush Hager joked.
"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!"
Bush Hager's gender reveal came during the 10 o'clock hour of Today, when she and co-host Meredith Vieira excitedly opened a large box to reveal lots of 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."