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Our Instagram feed is chock-full of highly staged baby announcements and gender reveal smoosh cake Boomerangs (*groan*), but the way Joanna Gaines told her family about her pregnancy is refreshingly simple.

The Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering author opened up about the day she and her husband, Chip, told their kids—Drake (13), Ella Rose (11), Duke (9) and Emmie Kay (8)—about baby number five and, unlike our little monsters, they took the news super well. 

Gaines party of 7.. (If you?re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines

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Gaines told Country Living, “I had all these onesies out that [said] ‘big brother’ and ‘big sister’ and I made them turn around and look at it. And it took them all a second to figure what the heck it was about.”

But once the kids finally realized the significance of the onesies, they were thrilled. “I mean, they lost it. They were so excited, and I think that’s what makes me the most excited—that they’re celebrating with us,” Joanna remembered.  

The Gaines kids’ enthusiasm has continued to grow as the family prepares for baby number five’s arrival this summer. “Every day they ask how many more days until the baby comes,” Gaines shared. “So that’s been the most exciting thing—watching how excited they are.”

If only our sister-in-law read this before renting a giraffe for her pregnancy reveal shoot. Less is more, Carol. 

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