Here’s the *Totally* Unexpected Baby Name Chip and Joanna Gaines Gave Their Newborn Son
Chip and Joanna Gaines are switching things up! Just yesterday, the couple announced the birth of a healthy baby boy with a sweet tweet from Chip. Now, we’re getting our first look at the newest member of the Gaines ‘crew,’ who has already broken the family mold in the name department.
As Joanna Gaines shared in an Instagram post, their fifth child has a moniker unlike either of his two brothers, Drake, 13, and Duke, 9, or his two sisters, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 8. Rather than giving their son yet another “D” name, as Chip admittedly was pulling for, the couple chose a new letter — “C.”
“Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love,” Joanna wrote. “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.”
As the matriarch of the family posted on her blog back in April, her children’s excitement has been one of the most exciting things about her pregnancy. “The best thing about all of this is the excitement that my kids have shown for their new baby brother,” she wrote. “Since I had our first four babies so close to one another, none of them actually remember me being pregnant. They love my growing belly (and boy is it growing), and they cannot wait to meet him. I truly believe this baby is a gift from God for our family in this season.”
The mommy of five also shared a heartwarming shot of her four older children posted up outside her hospital door. “One of my favorite pics a friend showed me after Crew was born,” she said. “They couldn’t wait to meet their new baby brother.”
We can’t wait for all the sweet shots of the crew of seven that are sure to come in the years ahead! Congrats, guys!
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