Joanna Gaines’ Instagram feed is filled with pictures of her idyllic Texas farmhouse. But on Sunday, August 5, the Fixer Upper star shared a picture that doesn’t quite match her aesthetic.
In the Instagram snap, Gaines’ 6-week-old son, Crew, lounges in a wooden baby bouncer. The white rug is littered with baby wipes, burp clothes and a bottle of soap.
“Evidence of a late night up with my boy,” wrote the Magnolia Table cookbook author. “#blowouts. #allnighters. #thisis40.”
Joanna, 40, and her husband of 15 years, Chip Gaines, welcomed their fifth child on June 21. They are also parents of Drake, 13, Ella, 11, Duke, and 9, Emmie Kay 8.
In the fall issue of Magnolia Journal, Joanna revealed that she is learning to accept the help of others. “Part of being capable is surrounding myself with people who are strong when I am weak and willing to lend a hand when I am in need of help,” she wrote. “Since Crew’s birth, I have a new understanding of the reality of the phrase ‘it takes a village.’”
The HGTV personality was flooded with words of encouragement in the comment section of her Sunday Instagram post. “This too shall pass! Before you know it, the diapers will be gone! Enjoy the moments, even in the hard ones!” wrote on fan. Added another: “Hang in there sweet momma! Love that you share the real life moments.”
Of course, motherhood isn’t all exhaustion and diaper blowouts. On Friday, August 3, Joanna posted an Instagram of Crew dozing peacefully under a bright moon. “A late night round of sharks and minnows,” she captioned the image. “#summernights.”
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