- The 33-year-old presenter revealed that two-year-old Mila is ‘gaga’ for her new sister Poppy during an appearance at the TODAY show studios
- She shared a sweet video of Mila singing Poppy an endearingly-unrecognizable version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot while she slept
- Jenna is still on maternity leave since giving birth to Poppy on August 13
Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com
13:19 EST, 4 October 2015
16:48 EST, 4 October 2015
Nobody knows the bond of sisters better than Jenna Bush Hager – and it looks like she has passed that on to her own two little daughters.
During an appearance at the TODAY show studios, the 33-year-old daughter of former president George W. Bush has revealed that not only is her two-year-old daughter Mila ‘crazy about’ her new baby sister Poppy, but has even taken to singing the two-month-old lullabies.
Of course, proud mama Jenna caught one of these moments on video, and shared it with the TODAY show audience during her appearance on Friday with Hoda Kotb.
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Sharing the news: During an appearance at the TODAY show studios on Friday, Jenna Bush Hager (R) revealed that her two-year-old daughter Mila sings her new baby sister Poppy lullabies
Bedtime buds: Little Mila is apparently ‘crazy about’ her new baby sister Poppy Louise, and was seen in a new video serenading her with her own version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Busy mama: The TODAY shoe correspondent is currently on maternity leave since giving birth to Poppy back in August
The adorable video shows little Poppy Louise contentedly asleep on a cream cushion, wearing a onesie patterned with what look to be tiny sailboats. Big sister Mila, in a pink dress, is leaning up against the cushion as she sings an endearingly-unrecognizable version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot to the napping baby.
‘Hi munchkin!’ she coos at her sister at the end of the clip.
‘Mila is loving being a big sister,’ said Jenna on the show. ‘Day one, she came to the hospital and we let Mila pick the baby out of the nursery – I mean, we sort of guided it – but we let her pick her out and she’s just totally crazy about her.
‘Every morning she goes: “Mommy, where’s Poppy?” And she has her own little routine,’ Jenna explained. ‘She likes to sing her lullabies when sleeps – which, anybody that has a newborn knows, they sleep all the time!’
Jenna, adding that Mila is just ‘totally gaga’ about her sister, is so elated that there seems to be no sibling rivalry between her two little girls that she appeared to get a bit teary on the program while talking about her family’s new addition.
Game playing: Jenna also revealed that she and her husband Henry allowed Mila to pick out her sister from the nursery – with a little bit of guidance
Bye bye baby: Jenna left her two daughters overnight for the first time on September 17 since giving birth to Poppy a month earlier. The young mom went on a work trip with her twin sister, Barbara
Need some help? Jenna posted a silly picture of herself and Barbara struggling to figure out how to work a breast pump in what appears to be an airport bathroom
‘She’s just completed our family,’ she gushed, tearing up. ‘Everyone knows I’m hormonal. I’ll cry at the drop of a hat! But it just feels really complete. We’re happy.’
But despite all the joy she is finding at home, Jenna isn’t letting her role as a mother stop her from remaining committed to her career.
Last month, Jenna left the girls for her first overnight work trip since welcoming little Poppy back in August.
‘Leaving these wildly, happy sissies for first work trip [sic],’ Jenna wrote on Instagram under an adorable shot of Poppy looking up at her big sister.
‘At least I’m traveling with my sissy! #bringoutthepump,’ added the TODAY show correspondent, referring to her twin sister, Barbara Bush.
The photo, which was posted to her 132,000 followers this on September 17, has earned more than 9,000 likes from her fans.
Sweet family: The Today show correspondent and Henry Hager welcomed their new baby on August 13
Growing brood: Jenna and Henry are seen posing with their new daughter Poppy, Barbara, and her parents George W. Bush and Laura. Mila is also pictured in the sweet snap
School’s in session: Jenna posted this cute photo showing her taking Mila to her first day of preschool last month
Jenna also posted a silly picture of herself and Barbara holding a breast pump in what appears to be an airport bathroom – showing off their own strong sisterly bond.
‘How many sisters does it take to figure out a new travel pump? Turns out more than 2. #boobexplosion #rentedpumpindestination,’ she captioned the funny shot.
A number of fans commented on the picture, with one user writing: ‘Hysterical. Love it.’
Another commenter offered some breast pumping advice, telling Jenna: ‘You might check that the membranes are facing the right direction in the plastic. I have the freestyle and that can cause loss of suction. Best of luck!’
Fortunately, Jenna was able to get some quality time in with her girls before leaving for her trip.
The teacher and journalist also posted a sweet snap showing her walking Mila to preschool on the child’s first day last month.
Mom and baby: The TV personality is seen holding her newborn daughter in this hospital room snap
Out and about: Jenna made one of her first public appearances since giving birth at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show on September 13, along with Barbara and friend Nell Diamond
Woman about town: The mother-of-two also watched the men’s semifinals at the US Open on September 11
‘Happy first day Mila!’ one Instagram user wrote, while another commented on Mila’s facial expression, saying: ‘Mila looks like she might be having second thoughts! Adorable!’
Jenna recently revealed she named Poppy after her grandfather, former president George H. W. Bush, who had the nickname since he was a child.
She and Henry even FaceTimed with grandpa George while she was still in the hospital so that he could meet the family’s latest addition.
The TV personality has been a girl-about-town in the past month, attending the men’s semifinals at the US Open on September 11 in her first public appearance since giving birth.
Jenna was also spotted sitting front row at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week show on September 13, along with Barbara and her friend Nell Diamond, who is the daughter of shamed Barclay’s executive Bob Diamond.