In January, Chip and Joanna Gaines made an exciting announcement to the world- they are pregnant with their fifth child! The “Fixer Upper” stars revealed that they are expecting with a fun photo and Instagram post.
Recently, Joanna Gaines talked about what it was like finding out she was pregnant again. She said that it came as a total surprise, and it was her mood that actually tipped her off!
She said, “I had been feeling a little emotional and crazy and thought, ‘Wow, this isn’t me.’” She later thought, “Hey, I remember this!”
After taking a pregnancy test that read positive, she called Chip into the house and told him the good news. She said that he was ecstatic!
Now, Joanna has opened up about the adorable way that she told her four other kids that they will be gaining a new sibling. The baby will make the Gaines family a family of seven, with Chip, Joanna, Drake, Duke, Ella Rose, and Emmie Kay.
She said, “When they were younger, we waited [to tell them]. Typically we’d say, hey let’s wait a couple of weeks before we say anything, but we told them that day. Out of anybody, we were most excited to tell the kids. Now that they’re older, they get it and understand.”
Joanna said that to reveal the news, she laid out several baby clothes for them.
She said, “I had all these onesies out that said ‘big brother’ and ‘big sister’ and I made them turn around and look at it. And it took them all a second to figure what the heck it was about.”
After they figured it out, she said, “I mean, they lost it. They were so excited, and I think that’s what makes me the most excited- that they’re celebrating with us.”
She continued, “Back however many years ago when I had Emmie, they were all so young. They were four and under, and they didn’t really get it. But now, I have an 8-year-old kid to a 13-year-old kid, and every day they ask how many more days until the baby comes. So that’s been the most exciting thing- watching how excited they are.”
Congrats to the Gaines family on the new addition to their family! They will be welcoming their baby boy this summer! In other recent news, President Trump just made a powerful statement about faith on this National Day of Prayer.