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Jeff Gordon Welcomes Son Leo

jeff-gordonJeff Gordon is a daddy again!  The NASCAR star and his wife Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed their second child this morning.  Leo Benjamin was born at 8:53am and weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 19 inches long.

Gordon announced the good news on his official website, saying “he’s happy and healthy, and Mom is doing great.”

The couple have another child, Ella Sofia, who is three.

Jeff Gordon Has No Junior in Mind
Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon

Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon

NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, are expecting their second child in August. The newest Gordon will be a boy, and while the couple haven’t shared the names they’re considering, Gordon has nixed at least one. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Gordon said that Baby-To-Be won’t be a Junior! Gordon and Vandebosch are already parents to Ella Sofia (2.5 years).

This Week’s Baby Beat: January 31st-February 6

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!

Brothers and Sisters star Sarah Jane Morris added to the family drama this month with the birth of Emmett Andrew Brower. Emmett, who weighed 8.2 pounds at his January 24th birth, is the first child for Morris and her husband, Ned Brower.

• NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon joined the baby crew this week with his own baby announcement. He and wife Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their second baby in August.

Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch in the Sex and the City series and movies, finalized the adoption of his son, Nathen, this week. This week’s proceedings concluded a year-long journey to make 8-year-old Nathen an official family member.

• Surprise, surprise! Alicia Copolla wasn’t looking to add another baby to her brood, but she’s looking forward to the March arrival of her third daughter with husband Anthony Jones. Copolla said in a recent PEOPLE interview that her two older daughters, Mila Rose (7) and Esmé Marlena (15 months), both helped her get used to her unexpected expecting news.

Jeff Gordon Looking Forward to New Baby
Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon

Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon

Something is flying around the NASCAR tracks these days, and it isn’t race cars! Shortly after fellow racers Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson announced their baby news, Jeff Gordon has come forward with baby news of his own! Gordon announced today on his Web site that he and wife Ingrid Vandebosch are expecting their second child. Ingrid, who’s 12 weeks pregnant, is due with baby #2 in August. Gordon also mentioned that Ella Sophia, who’ll turn 3 in June, is very excited about becoming a big sister.

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