Joanna Gaines Reveals How She Feels After Having A Baby At 40

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Before their latest addition, it had been almost a decade since Chip and Joanna had a baby. Needless to say, little Crew Gaines was a surprise for the famous family. Joanna recently revealed her true thoughts on having a baby at 40 years old. She said it was the secret to feeling… more relaxed?

Joanna Gaines has a lot on her plate. She owns a company with so many different facets to it including real estate, interior design, lifestyle items, books, and much more. She also has five children with her husband Chip. Having five kids alone is a lot of work, not to mention everything the Gaines family has going on! They are even working on their own lifestyle network!


A new baby made her feel young again

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It's always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while. I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast. I mean Crew is already six months old and saying "mama" (I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip). Drake will be driving in two years and off to college in four. And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? This whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it. I'm challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol' days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come. But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. These are the days. These are the moments. And I’m gonna breathe them all in. If there's pain and sorrow, or happiness and hope, let it in and then let it out. I want to enjoy the now because it's the only thing we can actually embrace. I want to hold it carefully. Hold it thoughtfully. I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days. But time, time is our most precious gift. Here's to seeing and finding the beauty, the hope and joy in the right now in 2019. And for goodness sake, let's have some fun while we’re at it! It's going to be a happy new year indeed. Believing that for all of us. #wonderinthenow #thesearethedays

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Joanna told PEOPLE that she tells others, “If you ever want to feel young again, have a baby at 40.” She calls baby Crew a special gift for her family. She also shares that having him has actually made her a lot more laid back than she was.


She admits she was once very rigid with schedules and plans. Having another baby has made her realize how spontaneous life can be and she is going with the flow!

Jo is going with the flow

Chip and Joanna’s other children are Drake, 13, Duke, 9, Ella, 12, Emmie, 8. She says that they love their baby brother so much and love playing with him. It is so nice that the kids love Crew! Sometimes an unexpected baby can cause turmoil in the family, but the Gaines seem like such a sweet, tight-knit crew.

Joanna has also said that she feels almost like a new mom again. Things have changed since she had her last child, so she has started to research things all over again. She also says that she is softer with Crew, where she had more of a tough love approach with her other kids.

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My very own snow angel. ❄️

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Joanna also jokes that maybe they will keep expanding their family.

When asked if she would consider a sixth kid she said, “I thought I was done, and then we had Crew. But Chip’s always joking that he wants him to have a little sister. No plans for another baby, but then again, we’ve never been planners anyways.”

Would you love to see Chip and Joanna have another baby? They seem like such a nice family! Remember that Joanna and her kids recently released a children’s book. Did you buy it?

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