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Chip and Joanna Gaines' son Crew makes TV debut

By Annie Martin

Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Chip and Joanna Gaines couldn't help but gush about son Crew during his TV debut.

The television personalities introduced the 5-month-old infant to Today anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb during Tuesday's episode of the NBC morning show.

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"He is a gift," Joanna told Guthrie and Kotb. "We were just talking the other day about how he's slowed down time for us. He has just been a gift."

Chip and Joanna are parents to Crew and four other children, 13-year-old Drake, 12-year-old Duke, 12-year-old Ella and 8-year-old Emmie. The couple discussed the possibility of a sixth child in the interview.

"He wants [Crew] to have a sister," Joanna said of Chip.

"I love the process of being pregnant, I love giving birth, so, you know, we don't wanna," she added before trailing off.

Joanna gave birth to Crew in June. She penned a candid post about mom guilt Sunday after taking time to pick and press flowers with her daughter Emmie.

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"I know at times it can be hard to find simple ways to connect with your kids," the star wrote. "Especially in the tired and the hard and busy times in life. It can feel like it's all or nothing. But I really believe it's somewhere in the middle where the grace is extended and these simple, unplanned moments are actually the sweetest."

"I write all this for any of you out there who may experience 'mom-guilt.' I promise you that's a never ending cycle that leads to nowhere. Replace the word gilt with grace," she said. "From one mom to another, stop being so hard on yourself."

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I took Emmie Kay out to the garden this morning and I let her lead and I just followed along in her imaginations and her curiosities (In all honesty I was too tired to come up with anything because mama and Crew haven't been sleeping great these days). She told me she wanted to pick flowers and put them in old books that only her and I would know about and then look for them later when we got older. We gathered some large old books in the shed and picked out our favorite flowers from the garden and then wrote our names and date in the books. We also pressed some petals that we could frame later to remind us of this special morning in the garden. One of the sweetest surprises for us both was when we opened up one of the books and found that someone else had done the same thing with some pretty leaves many years ago. It was like we stumbled on a treasure that reinforced how we would feel when we find these flowers again one day. I know at times it can be hard to find simple ways to connect with your kids. Especially in the tired and the hard and busy times in life. It can feel like it's all or nothing. But I really believe it's somewhere in the middle where the grace is extended and these simple, unplanned moments are actually the sweetest. I write all this for any of you out there who may experience "mom-guilt". I promise you that's a never ending cycle that leads to nowhere. Replace the word guilt with grace. Look for grace in the moments, the small wins that lead to the greatest investments in their little hearts. From one mom to another, stop being so hard on yourself. Don't spend another second focusing on failure, instead use whatever time and whatever energy you have and look for the moments where grace can be found. Because I'm telling you, this grace is sufficient. ✨

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Chip and Joanna came to fame on the HGTV series Fixer Upper, which ended in April after five seasons. Joanna released the cookbook Magnolia Table the same month.

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