Emily Maynard Clarifies Photo of Son Jones, 17 Months, in His Walker While Appearing to Be in Pool

Maynard shared the photo while asking moms for some advice

<p>James Devaney/GC Image, Emily Maynard/Instagram</p> Emily Maynard Johnson (L), son Jones West Johnson (R)

James Devaney/GC Image, Emily Maynard/Instagram

Emily Maynard Johnson (L), son Jones West Johnson (R)

Emily Maynard Johnson's just having some fun.

The former Bachelorette, 37, shared a photo on her Instagram Story on Monday showing son Jones West, 17 months. At first glance, it would appear the toddler is in a fleece onesie while sitting in his walker in a pool.

A closer look, paired with Maynard Johnson's explanation, shows he's actually seated in his walker in a photo that's been given an AI background.

"I'm old and just figured out the AI feature on Instagram," the mom of five joked. "Jones was in the safety of his walker in our living room when this picture was taken. Not the pool."

Maynard Johnson also used the post as an opportunity to ask moms about suggestions for getting Jones, who was born with Down syndrome, to use a straw.

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<p>Emily Maynard/Instagram</p> Emily Maynard Johnson's son Jones

Emily Maynard/Instagram

Emily Maynard Johnson's son Jones

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In addition to Jones, Emily and husband Tyler Johnson are also parents to Nola Belle, 3, Gibson, 6, Gatlin, 7, Jennings, 8½, and Ricki, 18.

In August, the proud mom posted a sweet photo to her Instagram celebrating Jones. In the photo, Maynard Johnson smiled as she carried her son, balancing her phone between her fingers.

Jones laughed at the camera as he posed in his mom's arms, one hand touching her phone.

"I'm so happy I didn't stop at five. I love you all the way to heaven Jones West. ❤️," she captioned the photo.

<p>Tyler Johnson/Instagram</p> Emily Maynard enjoys time with son Jones

Tyler Johnson/Instagram

Emily Maynard enjoys time with son Jones

Maynard Johnson welcomed Jones, who was also born with a rare congenital colon abnormality, in August 2022. "I am so grateful," Maynard Johnson told PEOPLE exclusively at the time. "But I'm still on my journey of processing everything. And I have to trust that it will all turn out alright."

"I was in shock," Maynard Johnson recalled of the moment when she was informed of the Down syndrome diagnosis. "It was not on my radar at all. And I refused to believe it. I just wanted to hold him and for everything to be okay."

"He's the easiest baby and he's just been our biggest blessing," she said. "I'm still learning about Down syndrome, but I'm trying to also just experience Jones as Jones and not as different than any of the other kids."

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