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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.


This Week’s Baby Beat

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!

Jennifer Gareis of The Bold and The Beautiful announced that she and fiancé Bobby Ghassemieh are expecting their first (a boy) early this summer.

• Another daytime regular — Rebecca Herbst, who plays Elizabeth on General Hospital — is looking forward to parenthood! This newest baby will make three for Herbst and her husband, Michael Saucedo.

• From the small screen to the silver screen, baby news is everywhere! James McAvoy and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, announced that they’re expecting their first, although they left us hanging for further details.

Diego Luna, who’s been promoting his recent film Abel, announced that he and wife Camila Sodi are expecting their second child. The newest Luna will join big brother Jerónimo, who is 17 months old.

• Yet another NASCAR baby is on the way! This one belongs to Juan Pablo Montoya, who recently Tweeted that he and wife Connie are expecting their third child in July.

Neal McDonough, who’s appearing in this year’s Ticking Clock, and his wife Ruvé welcomed London Jane on January 11th. London is the third child and second daughter for the couple.

Pink Panther star Emily Mortimer and her husband Alessandro Nivola welcomed their second child and first daughter, May, on January 15th.

• Funny man Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca Paulin, cut it close! After closing The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien on January 22nd, the couple welcomed their third son, Axel, on January 23rd.

• Westlife frontman Shane Filan and his wife, Gillian, welcomed their third child and second son, Shane Peter, on January 22nd.


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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