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JOANNA GAINES ‘I’ve Never Been So Happy!’

THE FIXER UPPER STAR OPENS UP ABOUT LI FE AT HOME WITH BABY CREW, HER NEW DESIGN BOOK AND WHY SHE AND HUSBAND CHIP ARE OPEN TO MORE KIDS
Baby Joy “That new mom glow is a real thing,” Chip says of Joanna. “She’s radiant!”

Joanna and Chip Gaines have juggled home renovations, a hit TV show, a burgeoning retail emporium and dozens of other projects, ranging from vacation rentals to magazines, memoirs and cookbooks, all while raising kids and running a 40-acre farm. But even while firing on so many cylinders, the Fixer Upper stars admit that sometimes certain malfunctions may occur. “I’ll feel like I know something is missing,” says Joanna, 40. “Then I’m like, ‘Oh, Crew is in the other room!’”

That would be infant son Crew, 4 months, whose arrival last June made Chip and Joanna parents of five, joining siblings Drake, 13, Ella, 12, Duke, 9, and Emmie, 8. “You definitely get out of baby shape,” says Chip, 43. “It took me a minute. I was like, How do you buckle them in? How do you change a diaper?” Joanna is quick to agree: “I thought it would all come right back because of Mom instincts, but it doesn’t! We’re still new to this.”

The couple didn’t plan to have another baby, but the addition of Crew has been a blessing in more ways than one. Last fall, shortly after Chip and Joanna announced they were leaving their HGTV series to focus on family and other ventures, they got the

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