The Johnsonian

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Quick Update

Hank is doing very well. We took him in for his three-week checkup and he is up over his birth weight (now at 9 lbs 3 oz). He seems to have a touch of reflux (heartburn) so we've got some medicine for that, and he seems to be much happier after mealtimes now.

He is starting to hold his head up with some confidence, and had his first real bath in his bathtub last night. He has graduated from Newborn diapers to "1" diapers, and is regularly wearing 0-3 month clothes instead of Newborns.

He's starting to smile a little bit (for real, not just gas) and if Penny sticks out her tongue at him, Henry will stick his tongue out back at her.

Unfortunately his S.A.T. scores were a little disappointing (math & science...always math & science), so he'll be re-testing in the spring, and while his driving still needs work, he's much better at parallel parking than I was at three weeks old.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Photos from Joyce's Camera Phone

Modern Technology Revealed!

Hank Sleepin'
Hank Sleepin

Daisy's Goofy Eye

More Family Photos

The Old Man at the Depot
Grandpa Wayne


Sun Yawn
Papa Earl


I'm gonna make you a turkey sandwich you can't refuse...
Auntie Joyce (The Godmutha)

Very Happy
Great Grandma Coble

Proud (tired) Parents

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sun Salutations

Sun Snooze
Sun Snooze

Sun Eye
Sun Eye

Sun Yawn

1,002 uses

Daisy Boppy
Daisy loves the Boppy Pillow

Great Aunts Visit

Alice From Dallas
Great Aunt Alice

Great Aunt Kappy

Friday, September 15, 2006

Bath & Play

After the bath
Hank's first bath at home.

Floor Exercises
Hanging out on the floor.

Floor Exercises
This is one of those toys where there's a colorful mat underneath...

Floor Exercises
...and then these bars that light up that criss-cross above it.

Floor Exercises
He's a big fan.

Monday, September 11, 2006

A Sort of Homecoming

Hank is home now and we're getting into a rhythm. Sleep, eat, change a diaper. He's the boss.

I wrote up a long-winded list of things I want to remember about his birth and posted it on my other site BabyRoadies. The story is here Here if you'd like to read it.

It ends with wild chihuahuas if that makes a difference.

Murray Avenue BBQ

On Sunday we were invited to a BBQ on our block.

In case we haven't bragged about it before, our short block is a one way street in Ann Arbor with a bunch of small and funky houses from the turn of the (last) century. All of the people are really nice and friendly, and there are a million kids. The Ann Arbor News wrote a short article about us:


Murray Avenue is a block-long street bookended by Liberty and Washington, a finite slice of Ann Arbor's Old West Side. It has about 30 houses, lots of families, and an identity all its own.

One neighbor designed iron-ons that proclaim "I'm a Murray kid." Zac and Penny Johnson have already found one in their mailbox, and their Murray kid isn't due until September. When their daughter is born, Zac estimates, Murray Avenue will be home to 11 kids under the age of 2.

Murray also has its own electronic community thanks to a central "murrayave" e-mail address that disperses messages to every e-mail on the street. It's how every household can weigh in on issues that affect the neighborhood, like parking woes caused by the new YMCA. It's also how the Murray crowd gets rid of things like extra sod, building materials and that old porch swing without having to haul them away. They just put out an e-mail and share the wealth.

Anyhoo, we had a BBQ on sunday and here are a few of the pictures that Henry showed up in.

Teresa & Hank
Teresa & Hank
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Vicki & Hank
Vicki & Hank
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Mary-Catherine & Hank
Mary-Catherine & Hank
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The rest of the photos of our neighbors are here (if you're really bored and like looking at photos of people you don't know).

Friday, September 08, 2006

Moving Day

Just Born
Henry Wallace Johnson

Just Born 2
Born via C-Section at 9:47 PM on Tuesday September 5th, 2006

8 lbs 13.9 oz
8 lbs, 13 oz

22 inches long

Cute but angry

In Recovery
Penny & Hank in the Recovery Room

Already with the middle finger...

First Bath
First Bath

Wallace Coble
In this picture, he looks exactly like my Grandpa Wallace Coble


Zac's Mom and three-time grandmother

Grandpa Clements
Penny's Dad (first time Grandfather)

Zac's Dad (aka "Gramps")

Fish hook (and see, he does have eyes!)


Love Hate
...and Hate

Hands Up!
I surrender!

Home at last

Good night Hank.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006



Everyone's healthy.
More to come.