Emily Maynard Johnson Shares Candy Video of Child Jones Laughing as She Tickles His Stomach
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Emily Maynard Johnson is absorbing the toddler days.
The mother of six posted a video on her Instagram Story on Friday displaying her sharing a candy second together with her youngest, son Jones West, 4 months.
With a sticker that claims “in love with this,” the former Bachelorette, 36, reveals Jones, wearing an ocean blue long-sleeved onesie, laughing as she tickles his stomach and his neck.
The toddler smiles broad and squeezes his palms collectively as Maynard Johnson leans in and covers his neck in kisses as he laughs.
Later, Maynard Johnson shared video of Nola Belle, 2, carrying a backpack and strolling round in a Dolly Parton t-shirt and denims, with Dolly Parton’s “Spotlight of My Life” enjoying within the background.
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Joking within the caption, she tags oldest daughter Ricki, 17, and writes, “Earlier than you message me, you are ALL the highlights of my life🤣.”
Along with Jones, Nola and Ricki, Maynard Johnson and husband Tyler Johnson additionally share Gatlin, 5, Gibson, 6, and Jennings, 7.
In November, Maynard Johnson opened as much as PEOPLE about feeling “grateful” after welcoming her child boy.
Shortly after the supply, Maynard Johnson discovered that her son was born with Down syndrome in addition to a uncommon congenital colon abnormality that required surgical procedure and a monthlong keep within the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
“I used to be in shock,” recalled Maynard Johnson of being knowledgeable of the Down syndrome prognosis, which was confirmed by a blood take a look at in a while. (Maynard Johnson didn’t go for genetic testing throughout her being pregnant.) “It was not on my radar in any respect. And I refused to imagine it. I simply needed to carry him and for every thing to be OK.”
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Absorbing the truth that her son wanted to remain within the NICU and would not be house for weeks was “devastating,” mentioned Maynard Johnson. “I used to be simply grieving all of it and that the expertise was so totally different from what I had anticipated. Waking up the following morning listening to all of the infants crying down the hallway whereas I used to be within the room alone, it damage a lot.”
Maynard Johnson mentioned issues bought higher as soon as she was in a position to carry him house and get to spend time with him, saying Jones “simply folded into all the opposite craziness.”
“He’s awesome. He is sleeping, he is simply the simplest child,” she shared. “He is so chill. He places up with all my different youngsters.”
“I am nonetheless studying about Down syndrome, however I am making an attempt to additionally simply expertise Jones as Jones and never as totally different than any of the opposite youngsters,” Maynard Johnson mentioned. “I’ve no expectations. He is excellent and every thing goes to be nice.”