Charlotte Johnson got an early birthday present New Year’s morning: a brand new baby sister.

Two-year-old Charlotte and her parents, Tyler, 27, and Kaitlyn, 28, welcomed Delaney Mae Johnson to the world at 4:56 a.m. at CHI Mercy Medical Center, making Delaney the first baby born in Douglas County in 2022.

Delaney Mae weighed in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces and is 21 inches long.

“She absolutely adores her sister,” Kaitlyn Johnson said of Charlotte. “She is very happy.”

The Johnsons induced labor on Dec. 30, but with other active labors at the hospital, Delaney’s birth was put on hold temporarily.

When reached by phone Sunday afternoon, Tyler Johnson was doing laundry in the garage and getting ready to watch football while his wife and newborn were catching up on their rest after a stressful night.

“I’m the cheerleader right now. They’re the star players,” Tyler Johnson joked. “I’m more like the waterboy.

“(Kaitlyn) flew right by it like a champ.”

The Johnsons are due to celebrate their third wedding anniversary on Jan. 17, mere weeks before Charlotte celebrates her third birthday on Feb. 6.

Donovan Brink can be reached at and 541-957-4219.

React to this story:


Cops and Courts Reporter

Donovan Brink is the cops and courts reporter for The News-Review.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.