Another boy for Emily Maynard makes this former Bachelor star mom to three under three.
A former Bachelorette now has a full house. Emily Maynard and her husband, Tyler Johnson, have announced the birth of their latest baby boy, bringing the total number of kids in the family up to four, and the number of kids under three to, well, three.
Baby Johnson (whose first name has not yet been made public) joins Maynard's daughter Ricki, 12 (named after her dad, the late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick), as well as brothers Jennings, 2, and Gibson, who was born just 14 months ago.
“If anyone has any good boy names send them my way! We need help!” Maynard captioned an Instagram snap of her new family in the hospital room.
Maynard and Johnson are obviously thrilled to have their new baby in their arms, but back when they announced their pregnancy, Maynard admitted to her social media followers that there was a tiny bit of freaking out amid all the happiness.
"Seriously though, as scared as I am to have 3 under 3, I'm so grateful God picked me to be the mommy to my kids and we can't wait for number 4 to get here,” the former reality TV star posted.
The good news is, Maynard may actually be through the toughest time in her mom life. According to a survey of moms (and some experts) three is actually the most stressful number. Once you move on to four kids, stress levels go down. The idea that three is the craziest number meshes with some of Maynard’s own comments.
"It is crazy at our house all the time," Maynard told Good Morning America back in January, when she only had three. "I just think God knew I could not handle a lot so he gave me three super easy babies and three super easy kids."
Just how easy the newest Johnson boy will be remains to be seen, but we’re sure the family will make it work not matter what his energy level turns out to be. Three under three is hard work, but having kids close in age has its benefits, too.