NEW YORK (AFP) – Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton on Saturday announced that she has given birth to her first child, daughter Charlotte, in comments promptly retweeted by her proud parents.
“Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” Chelsea Clinton wrote on Facebook.
The message was also posted on Twitter, after the baby’s birth Friday.
The former first daughter, 34, frequently tipped to follow her parents into politics, left her position as NBC special correspondent in August to focus on her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter.
Clinton, who is married to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, had announced that she was pregnant in mid-April.
Even President Barack Obama offered due-date jokes this week while attending the Clinton family’s foundation even in New York, offering his motorcade if needed to speed through the Big Apple’s gridlock to give birth.
Obama played on the preoccupations of two proud grandparents-to-be and their only daughter and poked fun at New York motorists who chafe every year at traffic nightmares brought on by the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“I was just discussing with president Clinton – if Chelsea begins delivery while I am speaking, she has my motorcade and will be able to navigate traffic,” Obama said, drawing chuckles at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting.
“Actually, it’s pretty smooth for me during the week. I don’t know what the problem is – everybody hypes the traffic…. I haven’t noticed.”