Emily Maynard Johnson’s Blog: My Biggest Fears (and the Benefits!) of Having Another Baby

Please welcome our newest celebrity blogger, Emily Maynard Johnson!

After accepting a proposal from Brad Womack on The Bachelor, the engagement soon ended and Maynard Johnson went on to star as The Bachelorette, where she became engaged to Jef Holm before ultimately breaking things off.

In 2013, Maynard Johnson met Tyler Johnson through church and, in June 2014, the couple wed in a rustic ceremony in South Carolina.

Already mom to 10-year-old daughter Ricki, the couple welcomed their first child together, son Jennings Tyler, in July.

The lifestyle blogger’s new book, I Said Yes, is available March 1. (Preorder it here.)

Maynard Johnson, 30, can be found on her blog, as well as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @EmilyMaynard.

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Hi everyone!! I am so excited to be sharing my journey with baby number two here.

It’s been a whirlwind since he was born last summer.

To those moms out there, do you ever feel like you’ve been the age you are now forever and will always be in this stage of your life? I never really thought about it until my son, Jennings, was born in July. It was so hard for me to imagine what my life looked like before him because he fit in with our family so perfectly.

Now that’s not to say there weren’t nights in the first few months that I wondered if I would ever sleep, shower, or even have a conversation again. So, for all of you going through that right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I promise!

For those of you that don’t know, I have a 10-year-old daughter, Ricki, and a 6-month-old son, Jennings. Before Jennings was born, I worried and prayed constantly about what that transition would look like.

Would Ricki feel left out?

Would I have what it takes to be the mother to an infant again?

How would I balance both children’s very different needs?

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After he was born, it was definitely an adjustment, but Jennings has brought so much joy and happiness into our house that the good far outweighs the bad. Ricki even sits outside of his room waiting for him to wake up!

Between grounding one from all her electronics and trying to get the other down for a nap, I don’t know if I’m coming or going most of the time, but I continue to pray for patience and grace!

It’s so crazy to me that just a year ago, I was already uncomfortably pregnant and counting down the days until I could sleep on my stomach again. And now, this sweet, happy baby has taken over our lives in the sweetest way possible!

I know moms out there may feel the same way about having a second child. The unknown is always scary. It helps me to know there are families out there that “do it all over again” every day.

The fear of having a second child is normal, but the rewards far exceed any fear I could ever have!

— Emily Maynard Johnson

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