Al Roker is ecstatic. On Monday’s episode of Today, the weatherman talked openly about becoming Sky Clara Laga’s first grandmother.
His daughter Courtney Roker and her husband Wesley Laga had their first child on July 3. He says that his granddaughter was not named after his line of work.
Al told his co-anchors for Today that the family was “doing well.”
“It is magical, it really is,” he said.
“You know, Courtney had a [cesarian section], so she’s struggling a little bit with that. And Wes, you know, I think the gravity of being a dad. But he still has that buoyant personality.”
Al, for his part, is ecstatic about his new position.
“The thing is, everyone tells you it’s going to be ‘this thing’ and you don’t know; it’s like when they tell you about having your first child. And then to hold this little girl, knowing almost 35 years ago I held her mom? And here she is, 5 lbs., 15 oz. 19 inches long and she’s just perfect.”
“I’m telling you, she’s a great sleeper,” he said of Sky. “Sleeps for four hours, wakes up, goes to the bathroom, sleeps another four. We’re on the same schedule!”
Al revealed that he wasn’t the only member of the family to be “over the moon” about the newest member.
His 20-year-old son, Nick, whom he shares with wife Deborah Roberts, was also ecstatic to welcome Sky.
“He said, after he finished holding her, ‘I’m enthralled.’ “
Welcome to the world, Sky! You are already so loved, and the love for you will just continue to grow.