Justus Christopher Pontius was born June 17, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center to Joe and Amanda (McCurdy) Pontius, St. Joseph, Mo.

He was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19.25 inches long.

He has two brothers and two sisters, James Joseph, 7, Zachary Issac, 6, Hannah Grace, 5, and Elizabeth Joy, 3.

Grandparents are Chet and Jeannene Pontius, St. Joseph, Mo., Randy and Gwynn McCurdy, Ottawa.

His great-grandmother is Kathy McCurdy, Ottawa.

Justus Christopher was given his middle name in honor of his late uncle, Chad Christopher McCurdy.