"We're so excited," Bush Hager, 31, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. "We can't wait."

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After months of keeping the news under wraps, Today‘s Jenna Bush Hager announced Wednesday that she and her husband Henry Hager are expecting a baby in the spring.

“We’re so excited,” Bush Hager, 31, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “We can’t wait.”

Neither can her proud parents. It will be the first grandchild for former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

“We’re both really thrilled,” Laura Bush tells PEOPLE. “We’ve been looking forward to being grandparents for a long time and we’re very excited about it,” she says.

PHOTOS: Jenna Bush Hager: First Daughter to First-Time Mom

The former President called in to Today Wednesday for his daughter’s announcement.

“I’m fired up. I’m looking forward to it,” he shares. “I could barely contain the news.”

Now that a baby is on the way, Bush Hager says her mom and twin sister, Barbara, have already volunteered to help decorate the nursery .

“She’s really into how she’s going to help me design the nursery,” the NBC News correspondent says of her twin. They’ll have to settle for “neutral colors,” she says, noting she and Henry plan to wait to learn the sex of the baby.

In the meantime, the former First Daughter is looking forward to another production. She is serving as an executive producer of A White House Christmas: First Families Remember, featuring former first daughters and first ladies reminiscing about their holidays at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It airs Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

For more on Jenna Bush Hager’s pregnancy, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Bryan Bedder/Getty

After months of keeping the news under wraps, Today‘s Jenna Bush Hager announced Wednesday that she and her husband Henry Hager are expecting a baby in the spring.

“We’re so excited,” Bush Hager, 31, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “We can’t wait.”

Neither can her proud parents. It will be the first grandchild for former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

“We’re both really thrilled,” Laura Bush tells PEOPLE. “We’ve been looking forward to being grandparents for a long time and we’re very excited about it,” she says.

PHOTOS: Jenna Bush Hager: First Daughter to First-Time Mom

The former President called in to Today Wednesday for his daughter’s announcement.

“I’m fired up. I’m looking forward to it,” he shares. “I could barely contain the news.”

Now that a baby is on the way, Bush Hager says her mom and twin sister, Barbara, have already volunteered to help decorate the nursery .

“She’s really into how she’s going to help me design the nursery,” the NBC News correspondent says of her twin. They’ll have to settle for “neutral colors,” she says, noting she and Henry plan to wait to learn the sex of the baby.

In the meantime, the former First Daughter is looking forward to another production. She is serving as an executive producer of A White House Christmas: First Families Remember, featuring former first daughters and first ladies reminiscing about their holidays at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It airs Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

For more on Jenna Bush Hager’s pregnancy, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Sharon Cotliar with reporting by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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