She’s done it four times already, so being pregnant must feel like a walk in the park for Joanna Gaines, right? Well, not exactly! “It’s been over 8 years since I was pregnant with Emmie Kay,” the Fixer Upper: Behind the Design star shared on her blog on April 3. “I joke with my friends that it feels like it’s my first time being pregnant.”
Joanna, who turns 40 on April 19, and her husband and co-star Chip, 43, have revealed that they’re expecting a boy this summer. Unsurprisingly, nobody is more excited than their darling brood: Drake, 12, Ella, 11, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 7.
“The best thing about all of this is the excitement that my kids have shown for their new baby brother,” Joanna tells Life & Style, adding that Chip also surprised the family with both a kitten and a puppy recently. “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.”
The baby-to-be isn’t the only exciting news the Gaines family has on deck. Even if Fixer Upper is now off the air — after 78 episodes and five seasons — Jo’s cookbook, Magnolia Table, is due for release on April 24! Additionally, the couple will be releasing a children’s furniture and accessories line, Magnolia Kids, this summer. “There may be some baby stuff, too,” Joanna says, “because of course that’s all I can think about!”
You’d think that after leaving the spotlight to focus more on family, the Gaines parents wouldn’t put anything else on their plate! That said, if there’s any couple who can handle a newborn and a new business venture, it’s Chip and Joanna Gaines — that’s for sure! They’re our forever favorite couple.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Life & Style.