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The Today Show’s Jenna Bush Hager Welcomes Son, Baby No. 3

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Jenna Bush Hager and husband Henry welcomed their third child and first son, Henry Harold “Hal” Hager, Friday morning. Hal arrived at 9:02 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 19.29 inches.

“We are overcome with joy to welcome Henry Harold ‘Hal’ Hager’ into this world!” the mom told PEOPLE.

“He is named Henry after many on his father’s side including his dear dad and his paternal grandfather. Harold comes from my maternal grandfather, Pa, who I loved dearly and was unable to keep a son long enough to name,” she said.

Hal joins big sisters Poppy Louise, who turns 4 this month, and Margaret “Mila” Laura, 6.

“His sisters are thrilled to have a little brother and already nicknamed his nickname, exclaiming ‘welcome to the world Hal Pal!'” Bush Hager added.

Bush Hager announced on Friday on her show that she would be going on maternity leave.

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“Today is my last day!” she said. “I want to thank all of you guys for the last four months. I can’t believe it’s been four months, but to share this joy with all of you, with you Willie [Geist], with everybody that’s filled in … all of you that have cheered us on as a show and cheered me on personally, it means the world. I feel so grateful to work in a place with people that lift me up every day.”