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This Week’s Baby Beat: February 21st-27th

Did you catch all the baby news this week? Check out our weekly wrap-up to make sure you’re up-to-date on who’s expecting, welcoming and naming!

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi's dream came true on February 20th when her daughter, Krishna Thea, was born.

Gary Busey and Steffanie Sampson welcomed Luke Sampson Busey on February 22nd. Busey's newest son weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

The-Dream, who's expecting a girl with Christina Milian, slipped in an interview with MTV and shared baby girl's planned name: Violet.

• Country singer Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline announced that they're expecting their second child this August.

Catherine Bell, who currently stars in Lifetime's "Army Wives," and her husband are also expecting. The couple are evening things up: they're currently parents to 6-year-old Gemma and are expecting a baby boy.

• NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is finally out of the baby race. He and Kate welcomed Anne Edwards — all 8 pounds, 4 ounces of her — on February 24th.

Jim Carrey is an early grandfather! Daughter Jane and her husband Alex Santana, lead singer for the band Blood Money, weren't expecting Jackson Riley Santana until March 3rd. Jackson, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, had other ideas! He arrived February 26th.

• Another country singer, another August baby! This time, the expectant papa is James Otto, of "Just Got Started Lovin' You" fame. New baby will be the first for Otto and his wife, Amy.

Carl Edwards a New Dad

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards and his wife, Kate, welcomed their first child on February 24th. Anne Edwards weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. The NASCAR driver announced the news via his Facebook page and said that Anne likes to "eat and cry" and Kate is "doing great." Unless another driver decides to enter the fray, the NASCAR baby race has passed to Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson, who are both anticipating July babies.

Elliott Sadler Wins the Baby Race!
Elliott Sadler

Elliott Sadler

Fellow NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is still awaiting the arrival of his first born, but for Elliott Sadler, the wait is over! Sadler and his wife, Amanda, welcomed their first child on Monday, February 15th, a bit ahead of his early-March schedule. Wyatt Herman Fritts Sadler apparently has a need for speed, though! Sadler announced the newest arrival via both his Web site and Twitter feed, saying, "Amanda and baby are doing great!"

Carl Edwards: Is 2010 His Year?
Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

In January, the NASCAR racer and his wife, Kate, will celebrate their first anniversary. In February, the two are expecting the arrival of their first child, a girl. Though Edwards, 30, has joked that the timing is ideal for naming the baby Daytona, no official name candidates have been aired.

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