Katherine Heigl Welcomes Her Third Child With a Sweet Family Name

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Looks like it's a party of five for this actress. Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelley, welcomed their third child last month. The 38-year-old actress and her hubby gave their little guy a sweet family name that's classic and cool. 


Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. was born on December 20 and joins big sisters Naleigh, 8, and Adalaide, 4, who were adopted. This isn't the first time the star has chosen to pay tribute to her family when selecting a child's name. Daughter Naleigh was named for Heigl's mom, Nancy, and Heigl's sister, Margaret, whose middle name is Leigh. Adalaide is named after Heigl's great-grandmother. So, it's lovely to see that they're keeping this sweet tradition alive!

According to Baby Name Wizard, this popular boy's name is derived from Hebrew and originates with Moses's successor, who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land.

Making this delivery extra special is that the couple celebrated 10 years of marriage on December 23. What better way to mark the milestone than with a new family member?

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The couple shared their excitement about this pregnancy, Heigl's first, on the actress's blog, Those Heavenly Days. Posting photos of her growing bump and describing her cravings, Heigl noted that her pregnancy was "totally unexpected but thrilling nonetheless." She added that she and Kelley had been wanting to expand their family either through "adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible." 

She even detailed her beautiful mountain-themed baby shower, thrown by her mom, which looked completely Pinterest-worthy. 

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Heigl announced her pregnancy in late June and added that her daughters were "over the moon" about the news. It was no doubt a long wait for the adorable duo. But, fortunately, dad Josh -- a musician -- had some tricks up his sleeve to keep everyone entertained.

Check out the sweet way the growing family kept busy waiting for this new addition to arrive. 

We wish this couple all the best and hope pics of Josh Jr. will appear on Heigl's blog or Instagram soon! 

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