Chelsea Clinton gives birth to a baby girl

Posted at 7:10 AM, Sep 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-27 07:11:07-04

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter, according to a post on her confirmed Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,” the message read.

Former President Bill Clinton retweeted her post.

Clinton waited for the birth to find out the gender of her baby. “There are so few mysteries in life… in which any answer is a happy one,” she recently told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announced in April they were expecting their first child.

Chelsea is Bill and Hillary Clinton’s only child, and her baby is their first grandchild.

Family pressure

Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky, the son of an investment banker and former congresswoman, in 2010.

Ever since their nuptials, the Bill and Hillary Clinton have applied public pressure on their daughter to make them grandparents.

In April 2012, Hillary Clinton told ABC it wasn’t “really up to” her whether she would ever earn the grandma title, but added, “I would like to have that title. … I think I’d be pretty good.”

Chelsea Clinton has regularly said that her parents were “unapologetic” in their pleads for grandchildren. “(They) are not shy about saying that in public and private,” she told ET in 2013.

Bill Clinton also said last year on CBS that if Hillary Clinton could be president or a grandmother, the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination in 2016 would say grandmother.

“If you ask her, I think she’d say grandmother, but I have found it best not to discuss that issue,” said the former president. “My goal is to live to be a grandfather. The rest of it’s out of my hands.”

Own family ambitions

Chelsea Clinton has stoked some of the baby-talk, too.

In an October 2013 interview with Glamour, Chelsea Clinton said the couple wants “to start a family.” “So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby,” Clinton said.

She later told the reporter: “Call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day.”

For the last month, the baby has somewhat overshadowed the Clintons’ everyday activities. When Hillary Clinton, who recently published her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” would travel to book signings, a number of the well wishers mentioned her becoming a grandparent.

“I must have shaken 70,000 hands and over half of them mentioned something about being a grandparent,” Clinton said last week during a panel discussion with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.

Hillary Clinton later added: “Most of us when we have our children, we’re still younger, we’re still striving, we’re still preoccupied with what’s going to happen in our lives, and I think a lot of people look back and say, ‘I did the best I could,’ but…being a grandparent you just have that freedom, at least that’s what I’m told, and I’m anxious to find out.”