Just two days after co-anchor Savannah Guthrie left "Today" show on maternity leave, she gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday with her husband by her side. Matt Lauer, the other anchor of the morning talk show announced the excited news at the beginning of the show on Thursday by saying, "We have a baby."
NBC reveals that this is the first child for Savannah and Mike Feldman who got married last March and announced at the wedding that she was already four months pregnant. We have learned that the baby girl weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. The baby's name is Vale Guthrie Feldman. "Vale" is a variation of the word "valley" named because the birth was so calm and peaceful.
Savannah says about her little bundle of joy, "Vale has blue eyes, a little bit of blondish hair and the chubbiest cheeks you've ever seen. I think we found heaven in this little hospital room in New York City."
E! Online reports Savannah announced it via Twitter Thursday, writing, "My 3am wake up call sounds a lot different now. Sweeter..." Feldman retweeted his wife and added, "but this sound is like music to my ears."
Savannah and Mike are overjoyed to welcome their first child. Earlier this year, Savannah wrote on her baby blog, "I'm 42 years old, and I honestly didn't know if I'd ever get this chance."
Just before Savannah left the show on Wednesday for her maternity leave, she had well wishes from celebrity moms such as Heidi Klum, Tina Fey, Jenna Bush Hager, Jenna Wolfe, and many others including her own mother and three U. S. First Ladies, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. They all gave similar advice to sleep whenever she can and enjoy the baby because children grow up so fast.
Congratulations to Savanna and Mike on the birth of your baby!