Amy and John Ballou of West Des Moines are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Maya Jean Ballou, on August 27, 2010 at 5:21 p.m. Maya weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Quinton. Grandparents are Dan and Barb Kratz of Cherokee and Lyell and Toula Ballou of Waukee.