Introducing… Leighton Isabel Braga

It’s a Girl!

Last Tuesday Jen had our baby girl.  Everyone is doing great.  We decided to jump-start the delivery process on Monday so that we could have a mid week baby and not on the weekend.  Things could not have worked out any more perfect. 

While we were in the hospital Monday, waiting; we were inundated with phone calls and text messages asking about our status… We decided to just point everyone to our personal blog that was set up just for the baby.    I was blogging almost hourly, and decided to stop for a few hours and watch tv.  Little did I know it was going to cause a panic!  Within the next half hour, we received phone calls, text messages, emails, etc… all wondering, hoping that everything was OK.  I created a monster.  Well, I decided that I had to update hourly from then on until she arrived.  Sometimes that meant just blogging about the cafeteria food, but hey; at least it was a blog post.   In the 3 day stay in the hospital, we had some of the most amazing comments left for us on our blog.  Also amazing was the shear number of them!  Over 200 comments in 76 hours.   It was UNBELIEVABLE moral support.  OH, not to mention the 100 Facebook comments!  ha.  Well I just wanted to give the official announcement on my Studio blog and thank everyone for keeping us in their thoughts.  For anyone that would like to read the play by play and see photos.  Just leave a comment here and I’ll give you the blog’s website address so you can read all about her.  And see LOTS of photos.

Cathy and Josh - September 22, 2008 - 7:53 pm

Congratulations to you both–and welcome little Leighton!

Josh and I are so glad to hear everyone is doing well–and would love to see more pics if you’re comfortable sharing them. (This one of Leighton’s little feet on her blanket is absolutely adorable! Your daughter is going to be one little girl with a beautifully documented life!) Love her name, but the way-well worth the wait! And I bet she is, too. 🙂

Our best to you all!

Cathy and Josh

Agnes and Mike - September 22, 2008 - 9:16 pm

Jerome, Congrats to you and Jen on Baby Leighton!!! Isn’t she amazing? Looking forward to sharing baby stories soon 🙂 Please send us some pics of your little princess.

Agnes, Mike and Claire

Judy Braga - September 22, 2008 - 10:17 pm

Hey Jen & Jer,


Judy Braga - September 22, 2008 - 10:20 pm

Hey Jen & Jer!

CONGRATULATIONS!! Joanna & Angela cannot wait to meet their new cousin! They are asking about her constantly. We are so happy to hear that all is well and cannot wait to see photos! Please send us a link!

Much love!

Judy, George, Joanna & Angela

Erin and Jim Palumbo - September 23, 2008 - 9:45 am

We couldn’t be happier for you. Welcome to the Club! Send pictures soon!

Erin, Jim and Jack

Suzanne Kootz - September 23, 2008 - 9:46 am

She’s famous! Like a little celebrity baby! But with a much better name!!!! Congrats again, she’s precious!

Traci Romano - September 23, 2008 - 7:52 pm

Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Candace Jeffery - September 24, 2008 - 10:22 am

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She is even more beautiful in person, I feel so lucky to have seen her in real life. I had a great time on Saturday, can’t wait to see all of the photos.

Steve depino - September 27, 2008 - 8:42 am

have fun with the little one!

Caitlin & Ryan Gimpl - September 28, 2008 - 9:15 pm

Congratulations on yoru beautiful baby girl! She is a very lucky little one! Can’t wait to see more pictures!!! All the best to you both

Caitlin & Ryan Gimpl

Mary - September 29, 2008 - 9:17 am

yayayayayyayaya!!! We are SOOO happy for you guys!! CONGRATULATIONS!! That is just so amazing! I LOVE her name! yayyayayayay!!! 🙂


Chris and Kerri - October 5, 2008 - 1:11 pm

Jerome and Jennifer,

Congratulations to you both. We are so happy for you guys.

Hope everyone is well and getting lots of sleep.

All the best,
Chris, Kerri, Ryan and Matthew Leavay

Patricia Busarello - October 10, 2008 - 1:25 pm

Hey Jen & Jerome…Congratulations on the baby!!!
Glad to hear that everything went well…a great welcome to baby Leighton!!!
I am sure you are enjoying every moment of this precious bundle of joy…
Keep counting your blessings…best of luck to this beautiful family!!

Sara and Dan Greene - October 16, 2008 - 8:32 pm

Congratulations! We just checked your website/blog because we sent one of our friends your way and saw your great news. Enjoy these first few months with your beautiful baby girl!

Sara and Dan Greene