Joanna and Chip Gaines celebrate fifth pregnancy with a book-themed baby shower

Joanna admitted she loves reading big books and was blown away when her friends decided to thoughtfully use her fondness for reading as a theme for the baby shower.


                            Joanna and Chip Gaines celebrate fifth pregnancy with a book-themed baby shower
Joanna Gaines, Julianne Moore, and Chip Gaines (Getty Images)

Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their baby boy and decided to celebrate the upcoming birth with a book-themed baby shower. Joanna took to her Instagram and shared a series of pictures that were taken at the celebration. She was seen sitting next to a pile of books while being surrounded by balloons in shades of blue, green, yellow and white.

The soon-to-be-mom can be seen wearing a fitted black dress that shows her adorable growing baby bump. “I like big books and I cannot lie📚- Blown away by the creativity and thoughtfulness of my friends- just the cutest book shower ever for baby Gaines!” she captioned the photos from the baby shower. Joanna was surrounded with her loved ones. 

She continued the post by writing, “Feelin’ the love … now I just need to figure out how to shove these books in my car so I can get them to the farm! #babygotbooks.” The couple first announced that they are going to invite baby number 5 into the family on January 3. Chip shared a photo of himself and his beautiful wife, where are seemingly comparing their bumps. In the caption, he wrote, "Party of 7," he wrote. "If you're still confused ... WE ARE PREGNANT." Chip also revealed in his own hilarious way about how the baby was conceived. 

"Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber," he wrote. Meanwhile,  in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Joanna explained how her pregnancy was different at 40. 

“Anything a 5-year-old or younger would love is what I am craving right now, which is so weird!” she said. Joanna, who is a proud mother of Drake Gaines, Ella Rose Gaines, Emmie Kay Gaines, and Duke Gaines, recalled how she used to make Chip run errands in order to satisfy her cravings. “For Drake, [I craved] ice and lemons, so I always made Chip go to the gas station late at night to get the crunchy ice because we didn't have that in our fridge,” she continued. 

She then compared her pregnancy with the boys and said that "with the boys, it was always something citrusy and right now, I am craving oranges and lemons. And then [with] the girls, [I wanted] salty. I normally don’t crave citrus, but I have to have an orange every day now.”

Being pregnant at 40, Joanna believes that she is finding pregnancy "fun" this time as she has found out different ways in which she can make her journey to motherhood easier. “It feels like it’s all brand-new, even the things that are available now to moms,” she said. “Everything is so fun, these things are really going to help me!”