It is a girl! Congratulation to a new mom. The 34-year-old Chelsea Clinton gave birth Friday night to her first child, named Charlotte. The child was born at 7:03 p.m. on Friday, according to Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz, at the Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The former first daughter announced the news on Twitter and Facebook early Saturday, saying she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.”
The former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are completely over the moon. They also issues a joint statement, saying: “We are blessed, grateful, and so happy to be the grandparents of a beautiful girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, born on Friday evening, September 26, 2014.
“We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world. Chelsea is well and glowing. Marc is bursting with pride. Charlotte’s life is off to a good start.”
Chelsea Clinton waited for the birth to find out the gender of her baby. “There are so few mysteries in life … in which any answer is a happy one,” she recently told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
The newly-turned grandparents have regularly mentioned their joy at earning a new title. The former president spoke of his high hopes for the newest member of the family while speaking with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.
“I want them to get up every day and look at the world with wonder and reverence. I want them to respect everyone they meet, whatever their background. I want them to be aware of all the people that make their world and not just the people that they are introduced to,” Clinton said.
“I want them to really love being alive. It’s my first and whatever other grandchildren I have — that’s what I want. And when they grow up, I want them to believe they have certain obligations to people who don’t have all the opportunities they’ll have and to the larger society,” he said.
Recently the former US secretary of state admitted to being on “constant grandchild watch.”
“So don’t be surprised if we suddenly go sprinting off the stage,” she said at a political engagement with husband Bill.
Chelsea and Mark, a hedge fund manager and the son of two former members of Congress, married in a lavish ceremony in July 2010. The bride went down the aisle in a strapless organza silk dress, which designed specially by Vera Wang.
Along with media maven Katie Couric and designer Vera Wang, those who offered best wishes to the happy couple included the Rev. Al Sharpton, who said he sent an email to Chelsea congratulating her.
“I’ve known Chelsea since they were in the White House,” Sharpton said Saturday, adding he’s not friends with the former First Daughter but knows her from his gig on MSNBC and her short-lived tenure at the parent company. “I’m happy for her. I wish her and the baby well.”