The Gaines family has officially expanded. Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced the arrival of baby number five – a healthy baby boy.
“And then there were 5… The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great! #blessedBeyondBelief,” Chip tweeted on Saturday morning.
The Gaines’ recently wrapped the fifth and final season of their hit HGTV show, and it could not have come at a better time. Joanna admits that with baby Crew, she wants to take her time and “embrace this moment” with her newborn.
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Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love. He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early – which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.
Crew has two older brothers Drake, 13, and Duke, 9, and two sisters, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 8
Back in January, the reality stars announced on social media that they were adding to their family. Chip posted a photo of him and his wife where he was cradling his belly (in baby bump style) while Joanna showed off her tummy under her gray hoodie. He captioned the pic, “Gaines party of 7. (If you’re still confused. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines.”
Baby Gaines arrived just one month after Chip and Joanna celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary, and they revealed that they did not plan the pregnancy. Since it has been eight years since their last baby, Joanna says that this pregnancy has been quite different from the others.
“I had four kids aged 4 and under. There were so many diapers, and it was chaos,” Joanna recalled. “Those years just flew because there was so much happening in the moment. I feel like I can really take this one in and relish these moments.”
She added that the best thing about this pregnancy is her kids’ excitement for their new baby brother. Since she gave birth to her four oldest so close to another, none of them remember her being pregnant.
Joanna also had a fun time during her pregnancy when it came to shopping. She says she has discovered new baby products that didn’t exist the last time she was expecting.
According to People Magazine, the couple might not be done having kids yet. Joanna said in an interview that she jokes with friends about being pregnant at the age of 45. The 40-year-old added that Chip is a big kid at heart and they both love the idea of a big family. So, they are having fun, and she is open to whatever happens.
Baby Crew was not the only recent addition for the family, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ pet pig also gave birth just a few days later.