The last N.J. baby of 2015 – by only seconds

January 1, 2016

Jacob Michael Branda arrived into this world on New Year’s Eve, at 11:59 p.m. – and 30 seconds.

Not that his mother or father were even aware of that at the time.

Stephanie Lopez’s water had broken Wednesday morning, so she and boyfriend Jared Branda headed to Hackensack University Medical Center, not far from their home in Hasbrouck Heights. Active labor commenced Thursday morning and lasted all day.

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