According to Hillary Clinton’s book, Hard Choices, Bill Clinton cried when his granddaughter Charlotte Clinton Menzinsky was born.
In an epilogue to the book, published recently, Hillary wrote about how thrilled her husband was at the hospital when their daughter Chelsea gave birth to Charlotte.
As she wrote, “As the summer slipped away, I drove Chelsea crazy checking in practically every hour. How are you feeling? Any news from the doctor? When’s it going to happen!”
Hillary noted that Bill was less than calm when it came to the birth, “I remember how frazzled [Bill] was when it was finally time to go to the hospital. Lamaze recommended bringing a small plastic bag of ice to suck on during labor. Bill ended up bringing enough to fill a thirty-nine-gallon garbage bag. It was quite a sight.”
When Chelsea went into labor in September in New York City, she reportedly did very well considering it was her first birth.
Chelsea emerged, exhausted but glowing, Hillary wrote.
“All our pent up nervous energy burst out in laughter and excited whoops, more like a couple of kids than the newly-minted grandparents we had suddenly become. After a while, Bill and I stepped out into the hallway to let them rest. We sat quietly, holding hands, trying to process the rush of emotions. I looked over and saw a tear in Bill’s eye.”
In writing about how the birth of her first grandchild affected her, Hillary Clinton added, “Becoming a grandmother has made me think deeply about the responsibility we all share as stewards of the world we inherit and will one day pass on,’ she wrote. ‘Rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up. In just a few months, Charlotte had already helped me see the world in new ways. There was so much more to do.”
Hillary told the press on Friday that she would be running for president, before travelling to Iowa and New Hampshire to meet with voters.
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