Joseph and Tracey (Benedick) Burdette Jr., Frederick, Md., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nikolas Andrew Burdette, born eight weeks early at Frederick Memorial Hospital on May 4, 2009. He arrived at 6:17 p.m., weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17 inches long. He has a very excited and big sister, Tara, and a brother, the late Andrew Burdette.
Grandparents are Diane Benedick, Hagerstown; Denny Benedick, McConnellsburg; Sandy Burdette and Johnny Redman, Boonsboro, Md.; and Joseph Burdette Sr., Fredrick. Greatgrandparents are William Corwell, Philadelphia; Lois Linke, McConnellsburg; and Frances Burdette, Frederick.