A son, Brian Mitchell Mriss, was born to Patrick and Dawn Mriss of Lehighton at 6:52 a.m., on July 9, 2011.

Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital, he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Vicky Kocher of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Paul and RuthAnn Mriss, also of Lehighton.

The new bundle of joy has one big sister, Brynn Mriss, 2 1/2.