The First Family is about to get a little bit bigger! The Trumps announced on Monday that they are preparing to welcome a new bundle of joy in the fall, and the president is “so excited” that some feared he might inadvertently spill the beans during a press conference before the expectant mother was ready to share the news with the rest of the world.
The entire Trump family is celebrating today after the exciting announcement was made that the president’s son Eric Trump and his wife Lara are expecting a baby boy in September. He will be the president’s ninth grandchild. His older son Donald Trump Jr. has five children with his wife Vanessa, and Ivanka Trump has three children with her husband Jared Kushner.
Although the president already has more grandchildren than most, Lara gushed that he is so excited about the new baby that she worried he might blow their cover. “Eric’s dad was so excited that we were worried he’d blurt it out at a press conference,” she told PEOPLE.
.@LaraLeaTrump & I are excited to announce that we are adding a boy to #TeamTrump in September. It's been an amazing year. We are blessed!
Lara is now in her second trimester and feeling great, but she did experience the typical fatigue which normally accompanies early pregnancy. “I was exhausted in the beginning,” she said. “It surprised me, because I’m a very active person, and until the fatigue hit, I didn’t believe it would actually happen to me. It really affected me. But I’m feeling really good now.”
She thinks Eric will be an excellent father, judging from the relationships he has with his many nieces and nephews. “Eric’s going to be an amazing dad,” said Lara. “The nieces and nephews love hanging with him. He’s the cool uncle. He’s watched Frozen many times.”
Both Eric and Lara, who were married at Trump’s luxury Mar-a-Lago estate in 2014 after dating for six years, were mainstays on the campaign trail for Donald Trump during election season, often serving as important surrogates for the president by visiting one state while he was in another. Lara, in particular, was a key figure in championing Trump’s message with women. We offer the Trumps our congratulations and prayers for an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, as well as a healthy baby and mom.