Emily Maynard Johnson - who just became a parent for the fourth time - ventured out for her inaugural public appearance since welcoming son Gatlin

By Jen Juneau
December 01, 2017 05:40 PM


Emily Maynard Johnson is learning the ropes as a new mother of four.

The former Bachelorette is fresh off the heels of welcoming her baby boy Gatlin Avery to the world on Nov. 12 — and according to Maynard Johnson, taking her entire brood with her out of the house isn’t the easiest task.

“My first outing as a mom of four,” she captioned a photo of herself and her kids — sons Gatlin, Gibson Kyle, 14 months, and Jennings Tyler, 2, plus daughter Ricki, 12 — at what looked like a hardware store.

“If you need me ever again, I’ll be at home forever,” joked Maynard Johnson, 31, who is toting Gatlin in a front carrier in the candid snap.

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The reality TV alum admitted following Gatlin’s birth that she and husband Tyler Johnson had a hard time coming up with a name for their new bundle of joy.

“If anyone has any good boy names send them my way! We need help!” she captioned her birth announcement post on Instagram, sharing a series of sweet family photos.

Emily Maynard Johnson and family
Emily Maynard Johnson/Instagram
Tyler Johnson with sons Gibson, Gatlin and Jennings
Emily Maynard/Instagram

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Maynard Johnson’s family may not be finished expanding. As the blogger and New York Times bestselling author divulged to PEOPLE in April, she wanted to have “maybe two more” children after Gibson.

“I have three kids now and I feel like once you get past two and you keep adding, it’s just like ‘Whatever, ” she said. “You could have 18 kids and it really doesn’t make that big of a difference. Your stroller gets bigger, but that’s it.”