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Joanna Gaines Shares New Photos Of 3-Week-Old Baby Crew And It'll Melt Your Heart

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It's been three weeks since Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed their latest addition to their brood, and Crew couldn't be any more adorable.

The proud parents had publicly discussed expanding their family in the past, with Joanna, 40, being the leading force behind becoming parents for the fifth time over.

"I would love another baby — or twins! The kids are always asking me, ‘Mom, can you have another baby?’ But Chip thinks we’re done,” Joanna said back in June 2017.

And following the end of their hit HGTV series, Fixer Upper, Chip, 43, finally echoed his wife's statement after he changed his mind on staying a family of only six.

"We had four babies right before the show started, and then we've had zero babies since the show started," Chip said in an interview with Houston's KTRK. "For me, I'm really excited to go back and try to maybe ... try to make some more babies."

The couple finally announced they were expecting their fifth child on Instagram back in January, with Chip captioning the sweet picture: "Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines."

However, after the reality stars announced Joanna's pregnancy, they received backlash from their fans for having another baby.

"I like them ok but enough with the kids already," one Instagram user wrote. "Their own children begged them not to have any more children on a previous episode already+overpopulation."

"Thank you for contributing to the over population of the planet. I hope this one will be your last and you will use wiser judgement," another person added.

But the couple refused to address the public's harsh comments, and instead continued to post pregnancy updates on social media.

So when Chip and Joanna, who are also the parents to Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13, welcomed their newest bundle of joy, Crew, into the world, they didn't hesitate to post news of his birth online as well.  

"Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love," Joanna captioned her Instagram photos. "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."

Now, three weeks after Crew's birth, Joanna published the sweetest photo of herself cradling her youngest child in her arms. She captioned the picture:" Me + Crew + Cookie = ❤️."

Me + Crew + Cookie = ❤️

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Chip also shared a precious of their son a day after, with a close up of Crew's face, writing, "My heart is full..." in the body.

My heart is full..

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Although the couple broke away from tradition by naming their son Crew, as he's the only boy without a "D" name, Chip continued to wear his paper bracelet following his visit to the hospital.

"Chip started a tradition with Drake where he wore the hospital bracelet until it fell off... looks like the tradition lives on. #5," Joanna wrote on the social media platform.

When speaking about her children's varying ages, Joanna said she's excited to have a child living in the house for a longer period of time.

"We think about things like when Emmie goes off to college this little one will only be 10," she said in April. "It’s just crazy to think how wide that gap is, but Chip just loves hanging out with the kids and it’s just such a sweet thing."

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