Do you hear that sound?

It’s the sound of millions of women squealing with delight over the surprise news that Chip and Joanna Gaines are pregnant with Baby #5.

Say what?! 

(I’ll wait for you to regain your composure . . . ) 

The Brits may boast a future King and Queen growing an adorable family across the pond, but here in America, the king and queen of home renovation are giving them a run for their money. Chip Gaines made the pregnancy announcement on Instagram and Twitter after dropping hints there’d be something big revealed on tonight’s episode of their HGTV juggernaut Fixer Upper. 

Turns out, it’s actually something pretty little—and we have so many questions already. Is it an avocado? Are we already talking eggplant?! When do we get a sneak peek of the nursery? Will the child be born holding a hammer and a design notebook?

Talk about one heckuva way to start the new year out with a bang!

No word yet on exactly when the little bundle of joy is due to join siblings Drake, 11; Ella, 9; Duke, 8; and Emme, 6—but something tells me Hearth & Hand nursery decor (farmhouse chic changing table! Rustic receiving blanket!) and baby clothes (are shiplap onesies a thing? They’re about to be!) are going to be showing up on Target shelves well before Baby #5 makes an appearance. 

Congratulations to Chip and Joanna and the entire Gaines family—and let the baby watch begin! 


Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines

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Carolyn Moore

Carolyn traded a career in local TV news for a gig as a stay-at-home mom, where the days are just as busy and the pay is only slightly worse. She lives in flyover country with her husband and four young kids, and occasionally writes about raising them at Assignment Mom