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Jacinda Ardern Is Pregnant, Is Gonna Be Prime Minister AND A Mum In 2018

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Good morning! Jacinda Ardern, a.k.a New Zealand’s legendary Prime Minister, just took to social media to announce she’s pregnant!

Her Instagram post announcing the news is, quite possibly, the happiest thing you’ll read today.

“And we thought 2017 was a big year!” it begins. “Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats.”

“I’ll be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay at home dad. I think it’s fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn’t be more excited.”

“I know there will be lots of questions, and we’ll answer all of them (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!) But for now, bring on 2018.”

While some are wondering whether Ardern is the first elected world leader to have a baby while in office, that’s not actually the case — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to a child while in office in 1990.

Still, though, it’s a real achievement —  just when you thought New Zealand (and Jacinda Ardern) couldn’t get better, she pulls the absolute power move of juggling parenthood and world leadership. We know she’s going to smash it.

Congrats, Jacinda — and congrats New Zealand on electing such an incredible leader.