It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for more news about “Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new baby. We just got confirmation in January that Joanna is expecting again, so it hasn’t even been two months since the couple announced their new addition.
But in a new series of photos on social media we can now see that the beautiful designer is most definitely sporting a baby bump, that telltale sign we’ve all been anticipating.
It isn’t as if we didn’t believe she was expecting, it’s more about the cuteness factor that gets turned up to 11 when we finally see that roundness that indicates the miracle within. Just like we’ve never seen an ugly baby, we’ve also never seen a mother-to-be that wasn’t absolutely radiant, no matter what they think about themselves. And Joanna is absolutely no exception.
Apparently, the Gaines’ offered their soon-to-open restaurant, Magnolia Table in Waco, Texas, up to Darling Media — a media outlet focused on empowering women — for staff meetings over the weekend. Of course, with her dynamic personality and their own strong Magnolia brand, Joanna was a perfect partner for the event.
That also means that as attendees began sharing pictures on social media, we also got a glimpse of her advancing pregnancy, and, as we expected, Joanna — or, as Chip refers to her, “JoJo” — is breathtaking. And noticeably showing.
Joanna shared a photo album on her Instagram page with pictures showing herself and Darling Media CEO and editor-in-chief Sarah Dubbeldam addressing the group. We also get a fun peek at the interior and settings for Magnolia Table.
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There's just some people you meet and you feel like you've known them forever. @ladydubbs what you stand for, what you create, and who you make space for – it's such an inspiration to me and so many others. Thank you for celebrating beauty, creativity, and women in such a raw and organic way. So fun getting our magazine teams together to host this #magnoliaxdarling weekend here in Waco. And even though Magnolia Table doesn't open for a little over a month, this was the perfect gathering to christen it! @magnolia @darling #magnoliajournal
Joanna also shared a picture of her dinner plate in an Instagram Story, and it could make you wonder if the bump is actually a food baby. A pizza baby to be exact.
Sarah also shared a couple of great photos and praised Joanna, saying, “What an honor to be able to host an evening with @darling and @magnolia tonight with @joannagaines. She is such an inspiration to me through her creativity, humility, kindness and hospitality. ❤”
Of course, Joanna’s actual due date remains a mystery, as do many other aspects of their pregnancy. We know that this will be baby No. 5 for the home renovators, and that Chip is predicting a little boy. And that’s about it!
But that doesn’t stop us or the majority of her Instagram followers from being over-the-moon about seeing her tummy, and the comments are as precious as her protrusion. One follower, @jahumanbeing, commented, “Aww … little tumbleweed just growin’! LOL! God bless!” Another, @nuhla647, wrote, “You look sweetly pregnant!” Many others noticed the warm interior of the new eatery, and several tagged friends and began making plans to visit as soon as it opens.
Of course, we’re dying to know if Chip and Joanna are having a boy or girl, and when the blessed event will take place, but we also love their commitment to keeping their personal life as private as possible and setting boundaries for their family and themselves.