Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky welcomed their second child on Saturday morning, a baby boy named Aiden Mezvinsky. He joins older sister Charlotte, who is 20 months old.
Clinton announced her family’s new arrival on Twitter as she did when she announced the pregnancy in December. “Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son,” she wrote.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. It’s a Boy!
Newborn Aidan is the first baby boy born into the Clinton-Mezvinsky family. His parents announced his arrival on Saturday via social media, but did not share any other details of his birth.
The couple announced they were expecting their second child in December on Twitter. Aidan joins 20-month-old big sister, Charlotte, who has been prepping for the arrival of her little brother. He also becomes the second grandchild for two of the most powerful people in America – grandma Hillary and grandpa Bill Clinton.
2. Charlotte Is a Big Sister.
Clinton gave birth to her first child, daughter Charlotte, on September 26, 2014. The little girl helped her mommy announced her pregnancy at the end of last year as she sat on Clinton’s lap reading the book, Big Sisters are the Best. She’s also been seen reading, I’m a Big Sister.
Speaking with Elle magazine last year, Clinton said she and her husband Marc can’t remember how they lived their lives before having their first child.
My whole life is reoriented around my daughter in the most blessed sense. I now understand—this is something else that Marc and I talk about all the time—all of the enthusiastic, bombastically spectacular, wonderful things people say about their children, because we also feel and think all those things about Charlotte—that she is just the most remarkable little bubbly, perfect, chunky monkey creature ever.
3. Hillary and Bill Clinton are ‘Overjoyed’ to be Grandparents Again.
Hillary Clinton announced on Saturday that she and husband Bill were “overjoyed to be grandparents again.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has gushed over her granddaughter Charlotte throughout the campaign and what being a grandmother has meant to her.
Clinton told The Conversation host Amanda de Cadenet that she feels “anchored in the moment” when she spends time with Charlotte. It has also given her a better understanding of what her own mother Dorothy experienced with daughter Chelsea. She told de Cadenet:
There’s just nothing better. I’m experiencing sort of what my mother experienced with Chelsea, because you’re so focused on just enjoying and marveling and loving to the Nth degree but you also have this perspective like, ‘Oh my gosh, I want to make sure that the world is okay and that, you know, things are right, and we have to save the planet.’
4. Charlotte’s Not Sure About the Sibling Concept
It may come as a bit of a surprise for Charlotte when her parents bring the new baby home. Her mother Chelsea has been reading her books about being a big sister, but Chelsea isn’t quite sure whether her daughter had grasped the concept of siblings yet. She told an audience at the American Library Association Conference in Boston in January:
I don’t think she has any idea what that means yet, but we’re talking about it a lot. She says ‘Baby,’ and then points to herself!
Reading is an important pastime in the Clinton-Mezvinsky household. During the conference, Chelsea said she never leaves home without a book and she loves sitting on the floor with Charlotte in her lap and reading. She joked that she and her husband have “deep conversations about Click, Clack, Moo rather than more adult books.
5. Hillary’s White House Will Have a Nursery
If Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 presidential election, she plans to convert one of the rooms in the East Wing of the White House into a nursery for her grandchildren. The presidential candidate already spends as much time as she can with her granddaughter Charlotte, whether they’re together or chatting ofn Facetime. She told Entertainment Tonight in May:
Oh my gosh, of course! Easy question! I am thrilled that Charlotte recognizes me and calls me grandma. I am thrilled that she’ll occasionally ask her mother or father where I am and then, if I’m around, they’ll FaceTime me.”
Grandma Clinton isn’t the only one thrilled about her grandchildren. About six weeks after Charlotte was born, proud grandpa Bill Clinton was gushing about her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He told DeGeneres:
It’s amazing. Hillary and I only have one child and she’s quite wonderful, but it’s been a long time since she’s been that age. So the biggest hoot for me, my granddaughter turned six weeks on Friday, is watching them wake up to the world Their vision starts to get out, and she almost doesn’t have time to laugh, she never cries, she just soaks things up. I think if my mind worked like that it would be so great.