Celebrity Parents Andrea Canning Shares How Her Five Daughters Reacted to Baby Tripp: 'They're All Little Mommies' "They're the most incredible sisters," Andrea Canning praises her five daughters in an interview with PEOPLE for this week's issue, on newsstands Friday By Anya Leon Anya Leon Anya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family. People Editorial Guidelines and Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 20, 2019 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Photos by Bella Baby Photography No one is more excited about the latest addition to Andrea Canning‘s family than her newborn son’s five big sisters. The Dateline correspondent, 46, praises her daughters in this week’s issue of PEOPLE for their doting nature surrounding their 4-week-old baby brother George “Tripp” Anthony, revealing the girls are “the most incredible sisters” despite some jealousy — but not over what one might think. “The jealousy actually comes from within them almost,” Canning explains of Elle Corbin, 4, Georgia Rapalje, 5, Christina Margaret, 6½, Charlotte Brewster, 9, and Anna Katherine, 10. “They have been fighting like crazy over who gets to hold him, who gets to feed him. I was not expecting the fighting over the baby.” “They are all little mommies,” she adds of her “adorable” girls. “Every chance they get, they want to be around him. They want to feed him, they want to change his diaper.” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. Andrea Canning with her husband and six children. Andrea Canning’s son Tripp. Photos by Bella Baby Photography Andrea Canning Recalls “Chaotic” Birth of Her Sixth Child After Her Placenta Wouldn’t Detach Canning’s oldest daughter, Anna, is especially maternal toward her new sibling, considering “she’s the one that really can hold him the most and she’s the biggest.” The first weekend after Tripp’s arrival, Anna was so enchanted by her baby brother that she canceled a social event even though, as her mom puts it, she’s usually “a social butterfly.” “She’s always going for sleepovers and she said, ‘Mommy I don’t want to go, I just want to stay with the baby,’ ” Canning recalls to PEOPLE. “It’s just really cute to see them with him.” Photos by Bella Baby Photography RELATED VIDEO: Little Boy Cries Happy Tears When He Meets His Baby Sister Canning and husband USMC Lieutenant Colonel Tony Bancroft’s girls “could not wait” to leave school and go visit baby Tripp — in fact, “That was all they talked about for weeks,” Canning says. “So the grandparents brought them to the hospital and when they walked into the room … we have video of it … it’s just so special when they just ran to the little bassinet and the way they looked,” recalls the proud mom of six. “They were so happy and so excited. It brought tears to my eyes,” she reveals. Andrea Canning’s son Tripp. Photos by Bella Baby Photography Andrea Canning, 46, Opens Up About Welcoming Her First Son After Five Daughters with Help of IVF Canning is also enjoying watching Bancroft — whom she calls “the best dad ever” to their girls — bond with his newborn son. “He really, really wanted a son. Just the way he looks at him is so special,” she says. “He’s been waking up and feeding him and he’s just an awesome dad,” Canning praises her husband. “I think he sees a future golf partner!” For more from Andrea Canning, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.