For Joanna and Chip Gaines, a fifth child fits their mantra of “The more the merrier…” It’s simple addition: five is simply four plus one. There’s more than enough love to go around.
The Gaines welcomed their fifth child into an already healthy brood of their family of six. But, of course, what does seven rhyme with? Heaven, of course.
And that’s just what it is for Joanna, the new mother of five, as well as the Gaines’ children, ranging in age from 8-year-old Emmie to 13-year-old Drake. Meeting in the middle are Ella, 11, and Duke, 9.
If anything, it’s a contest between the two sisters to see whose turn it is to love on their little brother, Crew, who’s already 17 days old!
Joanna recently shared some adorable images on Instagram that showed her girls “Taking turns.”
Every parent’s hope is that the newcomer to the family is readily accepted and cuddled by his siblings. In this case, there’s been no shortage of love or willingness to cuddle the newest addition to the Gaines’ family. Every sibling is ready and willing.
Reflective of the overall mood of the Gaines’ household, together time and family ties, Joanna beamed over photos of both Ella and Emmie cradling baby Crew in their backyard hammock.
New mama, Joanna, freely shares the love shared among her children in social media posts. Whether it’s a quiet evening moment with the family or fun-filled images of daily dilemmas.
The Gaines certainly don’t try to pretend life is perfect for their crew (no pun intended.) They still have mounds of laundry to do, toys to navigate and games to play. For them, it’s all part of the joy.
While one might assume the Gaines’ floorspace is for living, it’s also for miles of kids’ clothes waiting to be laundered and the building of the great “cup” empire.
Most viewers of Fixer Upper would never guess that when Joanna’s on camera, there’s a child attached to her leg. Close to their hearts and always close to home, the Gaines have a rule that they’ll only film within a 40-mile radius of their home in Waco, TX so their children can be close to them.
No matter how you spin it, baby Crew is in for a whole lotta love, just like the other Gaines children. While Chip and Joanna are deep in their professional realms, their love for their children knows no depths. Love is a family affair.
Watch mama Joanna enjoy a late night dance party with daughter, Emmie Lou. What’s love without laughter? The Gaines family will never know.
What do you think of the Gaines’ latest addition? Did you come from a big family? What was it like?