Jenna Bush Hager and daughter Mila
09/13/2013 AT 11:10 AM EDT
It was a girls' day across the bridge for new mom Jenna Bush Hager.
The former presidential daughter
stepped out on Wednesday with her daughter Mila
, 5 months, in tow as they headed off from their Manhattan apartment to a friend's baby shower in Brooklyn.
Wearing a casual black short skirt, flats and carrying a large bag on her shoulder, Hager gently snuggled her growing daughter as they prepared to leave for their day trip.
Since giving birth in April
, Hager, 31, a contributor
to NBC's Today
show since 2009, has kept a low profile as she and husband Henry nest in New York City with their first child
Mila Hager is the first grandchild
for former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Her unique name – Margaret Laura, "Mila," for short, – honors both of her grandmothers.