Joseph and Sarah Birkestrand of Ankeny are the parents of a son, Tate Joseph Birkestrand, born Nov. 28, 2017 in Ankeny. He weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. Tate has an older sister, Amelie, 28 months.

Grandparents are Bill and Mary Francis of Kannopolis, North Carolina, and Ron and Kathy Birkestrand of Webster City.