Joanna Gaines New Baby Arrives Two Weeks Early {We Love His Name}

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new baby surprised them—and their many fans—by arriving two weeks early, Joanna said on her Instagram and Facebook page yesterday.

“Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love,” she announced. “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.”

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Photo: Joanna Gaines/Facebook

A little earlier, Chip had announced the baby’s birth on Twitter, saying, “And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!

Gaines did not explain the meaning behind the baby’s name. According to Ohbabynames.com, Crew is a Welsh name “which means ‘weir’ or ‘ford’ in reference to a dam-like structure built across the local river used to catch fish.”

I’m certainly interested to find out why Chip and Joanna chose the name Crew for their new son, as their other two sons have “D” names X— Duke and Drake, while their daughters have “E” names —Ella and Emmie. Since they announced the baby’s gender a few months ago, I had just assumed that Joanna Gaines new baby boy would have a “D” name as well. But clearly, I was WRONG! A little research revealed that the Gaines’ were in disagreement on the first letter of the name for newest kiddo. In an appearance on the TODAY show, Joanna said, “I want a C name, he wants a D name. I say he got the boy, so I get to pick the name.”

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“I’m hoping for a D, she’s wanting to change the pace,” Chip added

Looks like Joanna won that one to me! Little Crew certainly appears to be ABSOLUTELY darling, and I love the photos the Gaines shared on Facebook and Instagram!

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Photo: Joanna Gaines/Facebook

This one of Drake, Duke, Emmie and Ella coming to meet their new baby brother is especially sweet! I mean, does this make your uterus skip a beat OR WHAT? There’s are some SUPER EXCITED sibling faces!

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Photo: Joanna Gaines/Facebook

The Gaines also announced last year, even before they announced their pregnancy, that they would discontinue their popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” to spend more quality time with family and focus on other aspects of their highly successful Waco, Texas-based businesses. Their legions of fans have proved that they will follow them wherever they go and buy whatever they are selling, and even when the Gaines have faced criticism for their faith or the way they run their company, they’ve always faced it with grace and taken the high road.

joanna gaines new baby
Photo: Joanna Gaines/Facebook

Congratulations to the Gaines family! I certainly am excited to see what the future holds for this party of seven. I love the way they are ambassadors for Christ in all they do, and I know He has big plans for every member of this family.

Welcome to the world, Baby Crew!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.