Kimberly Kearney and Ryan Thomas, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Makayla Ashton Thomas. Born Jan. 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Grandparents are Bret and Sally Milam, Marthasville, Shelly Filla, Washington, and Tori Laxton, Chicago, Ill.