Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby boy hours after starting maternity leave

Baby makes five!

Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, welcomed her third child Friday -- a boy named Henry Harold "Hal" Hager, she announced Monday on the "Today" show.

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She went on maternity leave Friday morning, hours before Hal's arrival, People magazine reported.

Hal weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and is the first grandson for both the Bush and Hager families.

Hal's first name was from his father Henry; his middle name came from Bush Hager's grandfather Harold Welch, Laura Bush's father.

Hal joins big sisters Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3, and Bush Hager told her "Today" co-workers that the girls helped come up with what they were going to call their new brother.


And our world made even sweeter when our girls met their baby brother.

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She joked that her father was upset that they didn't choose George but liked the name they chose, USA Today reported.

"We weren't exactly sure about the name but then his big sisters called him 'Hal pal,' and we thought 'This is just perfect,'" Bush Hager said.

Bush Hager announced her pregnancy in April after she was named the co-host of "Today's" fourth hour, sitting at the desk with Hoda Kotb, the morning show reported.

Kotb went on maternity leave shortly after the new team's debut after she adopted a second child, People magazine reported.

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