Shanna Ballard Shields and Ted Shields, of Bloomfield, announce the birth of a son, Carter Thomas, March 18, 2013, at Norton Pavilion Hospital, in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are David Ballard, of Bloomfield, and Sherri Perkins, of Louisville. Paternal grandparents are Jean Carol Shields, of Bloomfield, and the late Ted “Butch” Shields Sr.
Great-grandmother is Bonnie Cain, of Louisville.
The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Tre Defazio, 15.