A son, Nicholas Michael Keer, was born to Pamela and William Keer of Palmerton, at 9:56 p.m., on Dec. 11, 2012. Born in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by a sister, Anna Keer, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Marianne Angelovich of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Tom and the late Anne Keer of Coaldale.