Beloved HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines just added one more farmhand to the family. On Saturday, the Fixer Upper hosts’ brood grew with the birth of their fifth child, a son. Although the news of another baby initially surprised fans of the Waco-based design-and-reno duo, the anticipation surrounding the child seems to have grown exponentially since Chip and Joanna made the announcement back in January. Arguably, however, no one has been more excited than Chip.
The proud papa took to Twitter early Saturday morning to share the good news, saying, “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.”
During an interview with People in May, Joanna admitted that it initially took her a minute to adjust to the news of a new baby, too. “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.”
The revelation came shortly after Chip and Joanna made another life-changing announcement — that they had decided to end the hit HGTV series that served as the catalyst for their current lifestyle empire. And while the couple contends that the decision had nothing to do with expanding their family, finding out they were expecting “solidified that it was the right decision.”
Now that their sweet surprise has finally arrived, the wait is over for Chip and Joanna. However, a new countdown has begun for fans: finding out the newest Gaines baby’s name.
When Chip let it slip in March that the couple was expecting a little boy, he also hinted that he was leaning toward names that start with “D” to match sons Drake, 12, and Duke, 9. It remains to be seen whether he got his way or whether mama Jo got hers. She reportedly wanted to break tradition and give the new baby boy a “C” name.
Who knows? Maybe they’ll both win that argument in the long run.
During a recent interview for People’s cover story, Joanna confessed, “I joke with my friends that I’m going to be the 45-year-old who’s pregnant. 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.”