Emily Maynard Johnson Opens Up About Soon Having Two Kids Under 2: ‘I’m Excited for the Chaos’

08/05/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

Two years ago, Emily Maynard Johnson was mom to then-8-year-old daughter Ricki and newly wed to husband Tyler Johnson. Now, the former Bachelorette is also mom to 1-year-old son Jennings, and will welcome baby number three next month.

“I really have no concept of what it will be like,” Maynard Johnson tells PEOPLE of being a mother of three. “But I’m excited for the chaos.”

Thankfully, this pregnancy (Maynard Johnson doesn’t know the baby’s sex) has gone a lot smoother than her first two thanks to an important discovery: Diclegis, the first FDA-approved medication for morning sickness.

“With Ricki and Jennings, I was in and out of the hospital with morning sickness,” says the 30-year-old, who is a spokeswoman for the medication. “It was all day. I was throwing up the night before I had Jennings, and I was so sick that I couldn’t get off the bathroom floor!”

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Courtesy Diclegis

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Luckily — and thanks to Maynard Johnson‘s Twitter followers — she learned about the medication, and her nausea situation improved vastly.

“I noticed an immediate change,” admits the author of I Said Yes, who had also tried diet modifications and acupuncture to ameliorate her nausea. “If I get pregnant again, I’ll take it even earlier!”

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Courtesy Diclegis

For now, the lifestyle blogger and her family are focused on the impending new arrival.

“Jennings points to my belly and says, ‘Baby,’ ” she shares. “And Ricki is the best big sister. She’s very protective, and she’s not afraid to tell me if I’m doing something wrong.”

In the end, “There will be good days and bad days, but I know it will work out,” says Maynard Johnson. “And I’m just looking forward to watching them all grow up together.”

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Madison on

Why can’t this girl just go away? And who in the hell would take advise from this idiot. She’s all about the oh look at me….

MadMadamMim on

Yeah right with Diclegis. I had terrible morning sickness my entire first pregnancy too. Crying on the bathroom floor, the nausea and vomiting was so bad. Second time around they pushed Diclegis on me. Without insurance it would have been $600. With insurance it was $100 for 30 day supply. It didn’t do anything and two weeks later I had a miscarriage.

Beck on

Wasn’t her 5 minutes up about two years ago? This woman will do ANYTHING to stay in the public eye.

Tina on

Her life over the past 12 years has basically been a roller coaster: teen pregnancy, losing her fiancé, two subsequent failed relationships/engagements that played out on TV, marriage, a second kid and now a third. I did feel sorry for her but I no longer do. She should try to live a normal life with her family.

Marky on

How any of you posters can be making fun of Emily M. Johnson is beyond me. You are not required to read an article about her, if you aren’t interested…move on and read about something or someone else! You come across as a hateful jerk when you are coming on here, and picking this person to pieces when she is answering questions she is asked in an interview, not trying to stay “relevant”, whatever that silly expression means. Sheesh, some of you really need a growing up time!

Anonymous on

MadMadamMam- that is because the drug companies pay people like her to push them….they’d be cheaper if they were just prescribed because people needed them rather than pushed as if they are a product to be asked for.
Be glad though, this Diclegis is really just renamed thalidomide, the drug from 30 years ago that was banned due to birth defects. Look into it and see if you’d want to risk your baby to it. Good luck to Emily taking it even earlier during her next pregnancy, you know when everything vital is forming.

wmo46205 on

i get Paid Over £60 per hour working from home with 2 kids at house. I never thoughtt I would be able to do it but my best friend earns over £9185 a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless….

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Unisom is what i took for morning sickness during my 3rd pregnancy. So cheap compared to Diclectin and approved by my OBGYN! I think I took half of a unisom pill and a vitamin B6 tablet and it worked just as well, for a fraction of the prescription price!