Former U.S. President George W. Bush's pregnant daughter celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child with a special baby shower in New York last week (begs01Apr13).

Tv reporter Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry celebrated with friends and family at the Peter Callahan Catering studio during a book-themed bash on 2 April (13).

She tells, "My husband Henry came and surprised me. Everyone gave me books, which was really sweet because I'm a teacher and my mum (Laura Bush) was a librarian so I grew up with a mother that read to us all the time."

As guests dined on mini pizzas and sliders, the couple opened dozens of gifts, ranging from clothes to blankets, and the mum-to-be reveals her dad can't wait to be a grandfather, adding he gave her a special painting of her cat, Bernadette, for the baby's nursery.

Jenna, who is due next month (May13), tells, "He's become an artiste. There's a whole new side of him and he's so excited about the baby."