The Cutest Photos That Joanna Gaines Has Posted of Baby Crew
Chip and Joanna Gaines shocked fans everywhere when they decided to end their hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper, to spend more time with their family. But nobody could blame them for the choice. After all, they had four beautiful children at the time — Emmie, Duke, Ella, and Drake — and America soon learned that baby number five was on the way.
Fortunately, Joanna Gaines has posted plenty of photos of her growing family on Instagram, where fans can still follow along with the family even if there aren’t any new episodes of Fixer Upper. Ahead, check out the most adorable photos of baby Crew to appear on Joanna’s (and Chip’s) Instagram accounts.
1. Joanna Gaines posted a photo to announce Crew’s birth
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Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love. 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 all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.
When Joanna Gaines gave birth to baby number five, a boy named Crew, she posted an adorable photo of the newborn on Instagram. She explained to her followers that Crew arrived 2.5 weeks before the expected due date, on June 21. Closer Weekly reports that Joanna had worried about going into labor early. “Chip is often out and about,” a source revealed. “Joanna was worried that he wouldn’t be around if she went into labor early.”
2. She shared a photo of Crew settling in
After the Gaineses got home from the hospital with baby Crew, Joanna shared another photo of her “cuddle bug” settling into the family. There’s a big age gap between Crew and his siblings. But as People reports, Joanna seems to think that makes the experience even more special. “We think about things like when Emmie goes off to college this little one will only be 10,” she said. “It’s just crazy to think how wide that gap is.” But she added, “I think it’s sweet because they’re older now, and I can see them wanting to be a part of this.” She also said, “We’re all rallying around this baby, which I feel is a sweet gift to our family.”
3. Her next photo gave followers a glimpse of Crew’s nursery
Since the moment Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they were expecting baby number five, we’ve all wanted to know how the Fixer Upper stars would decorate the baby’s nursery. In one of her earliest photos of Crew, Joanna gave her followers a glimpse of Crew’s room. Between the black crib, the fiddle leaf fig, the textured rug, and the ample natural light, we think it shows off her “farmhouse chic” style perfectly.
4. She shared the tradition that Chip continued with Crew
In her next snapshot of Crew, Joanna Gaines revealed a sweet tradition that Chip established with the couple’s older children and continued with Crew. “Chip started a tradition with Drake where he wore the hospital bracelet until it fell off,” Joanna wrote. Her photo showed Chip wearing a hospital bracelet from Crew’s birth, illustrating that “the tradition lives on.”
5. Chip shared a photo of a very sleepy baby
Chip has also posted some heart-melting photos of baby Crew, and this July snapshot is one of our favorites. People reports that Crew was just three weeks old when Chip posted the photo. Meanwhile, Joanna was taking to her Instagram Story to share her secret for getting the baby to sleep. “Walking with my boy in the garden,” she said as she walked Crew around the family’s backyard.
6. Joanna’s next Instagram post showed mama and baby getting some fresh air
Joanna Gaines’s next Instagram post showed her and Crew getting some fresh air on the porch of the farmhouse. Like most moms with newborns at home, Joanna was probably pretty tired. But she’s said that she doesn’t regret the timing of baby number five, writing that having a baby at age 40 was “a gift.” However, she admitted, “I am 40, and pregnancy this time was different.” She wrote. “I have always really enjoyed being pregnant — I tend to feel my best during those nine months. This time I felt a little more worn out than usual.”
7. She also shared evidence of sleepless nights
Speaking of being a little worn out, Chip and Joanna have had some sleepless nights with baby Crew. Taking care of a newborn is tough — and messy — even for an experienced mom like Joanna Gaines. She took to Instagram to share a photo documenting the evidence of a messy and sleepless night taking care of Crew, something just about every mom can sympathize with.
8. Chip shared photographic evidence of a father-son nap
People tell new parents to sleep when the baby sleeps. And it looks like Chip, at least, is doing his best to follow that advice. The Fixer Upper took to Instagram to share a photo that showed father and son asleep in a hammock — the perfect place to get some shut-eye on a late-summer day, if you ask us.
9. Joanna shared a photo of Crew’s first game day
Joanna also posted a photo showing Crew on his very first game day. Crew seemed to be peacefully asleep during his first football game, People reports. The Gaineses were watching Baylor University play Abilene Christian, and People notes that they got to celebrate a 55-27 victory for their home team.
10. Chip appeared in a cute but controversial photo of the infant
Joanna Gaines posted a sweet photo of Chip consoling Crew during a routine weigh-in at the pediatrician’s office. But surprisingly enough, the post got flooded with anti-vaccine comments. Joanna never mentioned anything about vaccines in the post. And she hasn’t shared whether or not the Gaineses plan to follow the CDC-recommend schedule of vaccines with Crew or their other children. But thousands of comments kept pouring in, anyway.
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