Emily Maynard Welcomes Son Jennings Tyler

07/16/2015 at 11:50 AM ET

Emily Maynard is feeling blue — but for good reason!

The former Bachelorette has welcomed her second child, a son, she announced Thursday on Instagram.

“God is good. My heart can’t even handle it,” the new mom captioned a photo of her cuddling her newborn son, her first child with husband Tyler Johnson.

The baby boy’s name is reportedly Jennings Tyler Johnson, according to a Tweet by proud uncle Austin Johnson.

Maynard, 29 — who is also mom to Ricki, her 9-year-old daughter from a previous relationship — announced her pregnancy with a fun photo posted to Instagram in January.

“Too much pizza,” she playfully captioned the selfie, which showed off her blossoming baby bump.

Emily Maynard welcomes son
Courtesy Emily Maynard

In March, she teased the sex of her baby on the way with a snapshot of her gender reveal cake. But the former reality star kept it a secret until May, when she announced she and Johnson would be welcoming a baby boy to the family.

God is good. My heart can't even handle it.

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Even after finding out the sex, the couple were stuck on a name for their son.

“I told Tyler that [if] he gets to pick the last name for everybody, then I should pick the first name and if he wanted to pick the first name, then it can take my last name and be a Maynard!” the mom-to-be joked. “He did not like that. We’re still compromising.”

best buddies already. yall my heart is going to explode.

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— Anya Leon

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Heather on

Awe, so happy for her and her family!!

Mary on

Hopefully that’s not her social security number clearly visible on the baby’s wristband :/

ChristineB on

Aww so sweet!! 🙂

Steve on

Congrats. Now go away and live a life off TV. Back to work, sweetheart.

Kamason on

I’m pretty sure that’s a social security number on there, they should remove that photo!

Veritas on

Congratulations! Yes, God is GOOD! The Best!

KingKing on

I love Emily!!! Congrats on new baby. God Bless.

Ashley on

It’s a medical record number 🙂 what a beautiful baby!

julie on

Sweet baby!!!

Michelle on

That’s not a SS#. Not enough numbers. Cute baby!

Aj on

Social security numbers are 000-00-0000. Cute baby. I don’t understand though I don’t understand why parents must post children pictures on social media.

Melissa on

So precious! 🙂 ❤

Daisy on

God doesn’t exist, dummies.

Just a Duck on

A newborn baby doesn’t have a Social Security number. You apply for it at the same time as the birth certificate. Takes 1-7 weeks to get the SSN depending on the state you live in.

Carolyn on


MP on

LOVE this! I am so elated and happy for her. ♥

stacey on

What a SWEET picture!!!

charlotte on

Welcome to the world you handsome little fella!

Mel on

That’s her or the baby’s medical record number. Not her social security number. Could also be a number they use to match mom to baby.

Gabby on

It looks like he’s about to gouge her eye ball out:D

Anonymous on

Aj- Because they’re proud and want to show them off! 😉 Anyway, congrats to them!

KL on

Omg soooo cute!! He’s just hanging on lol love his Chubb cheeks!!

Kestrel on

She realizes how babies are actually made, I assume.
Because, of course, if God was really good then her first child’s father wouldn’t have tragically died before meeting her, abandoning them both.

Anonymous on

Kestrel- I don’t want to get into a religious debate here, so all I’ll say is that it’s not nearly that black and white!

Sam on

Hahaha handsome fella!

razorsfury on

ooh she had a baby… oh wait… who give a s**t…

Miranda on

Tyler’s brother Austin Johnson tweeted that the baby’s name is Jennings Tyler Johnson. Congratulations Em!

Suzanne Davis on

Who really cares?? Golddigger! I’m just glad Dale Jr. Didn’t fall for it.