It’s a boy! Governor Matt Blunt and First Lady Melanie Blunt are celebrating the birth of William Branch Blunt, who came into the world at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. The “First Son” weighs 5 pounds and 13 ounces and is 19.5 inches long. Both mother and son are doing well. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, presiding over the Senate during debate on tort reform, announced the good news to the applause of Senators. [Photo by Bill Greenblatt, UPI]