'Fixer Upper' star Joanna Gaines talks about how pregnancy is different at 40
Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines talks about being pregnant at 40 and how things are different this time around.
Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines are expecting a baby boy very soon and their pregnancy journey has been quite marvelous. However, things are a bit different this time around as Joanna confessed that she is craving a lot more sugar than she ever did in her previous pregnancies.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Joanna said that she feels like a 5-year-old when it comes to the type of food she has been craving. “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!”
“[Like] all of the swaddle things,” she continued. “I was so bad at swaddling my kids, and now there are all of these things that will swaddle them for you and it’s like, ‘Oh, that is done.’ And the kid clothes.” At the same time, Joanna added that she feels a lot better and at ease as she has the time to reflect at her pregnancy since the pair has decided to take a break from their show 'Fixer Upper'.
“I am having so much [fun] now that my kids are older,” she said. “Time goes by so fast, so this was one of those things where I’m trying to cherish every moment, but back then I had four kids [aged] 4 and under. I was right in the thick of it, trying to figure things out, and now I have four older helpers. They are so excited.” Meanwhile, she has her kids all excited to welcome the new member into the family.