Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Ultrasound Has Fans Worried
UPDATE (1/5/18 at 12:32 p.m. ET):
Should Chip and Joanna Gaines be worried about their unborn child?
The Fixer Upper stars announced they’re expecting their fifth child, but a photo of their ultrasound has some fans concerned.
According to TMZ, many fans speculated something is wrong with the baby because there is supposedly excess fluid around the fetus.
This condition is called hydrops fetalis.
Radiologist Nicole Saphier revealed there does seem to be excess fluid in the skin, but that it’s not conclusive.
She also added “she’d need to see the whole ultrasound to determine if excess fluid is present in additional cavities such as the heart, lungs or abdomen.”
Click on to learn more about their pregnancy.
Original story (1/3/18 at 10:12 a.m. ET):
It’s going to be a busy 2018 for Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines!
The Fixer Upper stars just revealed they are expecting their fifth child on Instagram earlier this week.
The couple has been open in the past about wanting to grow their family and it looks like they got straight to work!
The 43-year-old shared the exciting news on Tuesday, January 2 with an adorable picture.
“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT @joannagaines,” he wrote alongside the shot.
The reality stars are already proud parents to Drake, 12, Ella, 11, Duke, 9, and 7-year-old Emmie Kay.
The father of four hinted they would be making a big announcement earlier in the night on Twitter.
"Everyone tune in now for tonight's #FixerUpper! We've got some BIG news to share.. hint #1," he said.
"Hint #2. Airing as we tweet #fixerUpper."
He continued, "Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco.
“And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber."
Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumberChip Gaines (@chipgaines) January 3, 2018
Chip revealed they were hoping to have more children during an interview back in October.
“We had four babies right before the show started and then we’ve had zero babies since the show started,” he told ABC News.
“For me, I’m really excited to go back and try to maybe … try to make some more babies.”
This pregnancy announcement comes at the perfect time for the family, who revealed back in September that Season 5 of Fixer Upper would be their last.
Congrats, Chip and Joanna!