Michael and Micah (Hecker) Lafferty, Newport News, Va., announce the birth of a firstborn son, Taylor Michael Lafferty. Born April 20, 2012, at Langley Air Force Base Hospital, he weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mariano and Melissa Hernandez, Charlestown, W.Va. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Tina Lafferty, Labadie. Great-grandparents are the late Ken Cox Sr. and Joyce Cox, Bourbon, and the late John and Lucy Lafferty.