Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy!
Chip and Joanna Gaines celebrate welcoming their fifth child by sharing an adorable picture of him and reveal the name.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are proud parents once again! The couple welcomed their fifth child, a son, on Saturday (June 23). Chip took to his Twitter to announce the good news to his fans. "And then there were 5... The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!" he tweeted. "10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!" Little did people know that Chip had hinted at the name of the baby in the tweet.
Just a little while after he announced on Twitter, Joanna took to her Instagram to share an adorable picture of their baby. “Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love,” she captioned the picture which showed Joanna looking at her son lovingly who was nestled in a blanket. “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 your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.”
Previously, fans had expected the pair would name their son with the letter D, in keeping with the family tradition. Chip and Joanna are already parents to daughters Ella, 9 and Emme,6, and their two boys are Duke, 8 and Drake, 11. While the girls get a name from "E", the boys of the family get a name from "D". However, it looks like the fifth time around the new parents were looking for a little bit of change in tradition.
Talking to People, Joanna even spoke about how she felt when she found out she was pregnant again. "I had been feeling a little emotional and crazy and thought 'Wow, this isn't me," she said. "Then all of a sudden I realized, 'Hey, I remember this.' When I saw the results of the test, my jaw dropped. Chip was in the driveway about to leave when I called him back and said, 'We're pregnant!'"
She added, "When we were done, we had no plan like, 'Let’s have a baby no. 5.' It was a total surprise. But when we found out, it solidified that it was the right decision to leave when we did." However, when she heard the good news, she looked at it humorously as she suggested she was going to be 'that 45-year-old who's pregnant.' She said: "Chip is such a kid at heart and we both love a big family. I’m open to whatever. I’m just having fun with it."
Even though Joanna and Chip are proud parents of four kids she feels that a fifth addition will be good because they are all grown up now. "Every single time they see my belly they have to rub it," she said. "I think it's sweet because they're older now, and I can see them wanting to be a part of this. We're all rallying around this baby, which I feel is a sweet gift to our family."