Joanna Gaines is a multitalented businesswoman, but she never imagined adding “mother of five” to her extensive resume.
In a new essay for the latest issue of the Magnolia Journal, the magazine she runs with her husband Chip, Joanna revealed that her “geriatric” pregnancy with newborn son Crew was totally unplanned.
“I truly believed I was done [after welcoming her fourth child in 2010],” Joanna admitted. “And yet, after eight years, here I am with a newborn in my arms.”
The former Fixer Upper star went on to confess that she learned she was pregnant just a week after she and Chip announced the end of their HGTV series last September, having decided to “take some time off.”
“It’s sweet how, even in the most unpredictable ways, we’re given exactly what we need for that exact moment in time,” Joanna wrote. “It wasn’t something I could have anticipated. But being pregnant and ‘forced’ to slow down has been a gift.”
Because of the eight-year age difference between Crew and her next youngest child, daughter Emmie Kay, Joanna admitted that she felt like a first-time mom again during her fifth pregnancy. However, she was also “more comfortable in my own skin, sure that I can do this.”
Find out what else Joanna had to say about her fifth pregnancy by watching the video below!