Meridian's First Baby of the New Year

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

New Year's Day marks a special day for many people. This year, It's even more significant to the Johnson Family. Charley and Dustin Johnson became the proud parents of a baby girl. And Riley staff say this baby girl is Meridian's first of the new year.

"I was due next Friday and I came in last night with a few complications and I went ahead and had her today, but I was not expecting it," says Charley Johnson the mother of the first arrival.

"It was a surprise being that I was in Tuscaloosa. Just left from here Tuesday and going back up there to work and being called back down here and expecting her not to be here until next Friday, so yeah, it was a surprise," says Dustin Johnson, the father of Meridian's first baby of the new year.

It was 10:45 in the morning on New Year's Day when Addison Claire Johnson became the first baby of the new year for Riley Hospital. She came in at a healthy 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long."

And that's what Charley and Dustin hope continues for little Addison Claire. They just want her to have a future full of good health.

"Just to grow up and be healthy and happy," expresses Charley.

"Grow up, be happy, and go to Alabama," wishes Dustin.

Yep, daddy's already got her school picked out. And he knows he'll have to adjust to the addition of another little girl to his family.

"I feel wonderful having another child, it's already exciting having two. I'll just have to adjust to having three now, especially two little girls when it was me and three other boys growing up," says Dustin.

Meridian welcomed Addison Clair as its first for 20-10 and her family welcomed her with open arms.


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