Joanna Gaines revealed an adorable nickname for her 9-month-old Crew in her latest Instagram post

By Maria Pasquini
April 06, 2019 12:00 PM
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Joanna Gaines can’t get enough of her baby boy!

While enjoying some quality time together on Friday, the mother of five, 40, shared an adorable photo of herself holding 9-month-old son Crew in her lap.

In the sweet image, Crew has a big smile on his face as the pair sit enjoys the outdoors.

“My little squishy,” Gaines captioned the shot, revealing one of her baby boy’s nicknames.

Referencing the fact that her son already has a love of nature, she also added the hashtag #plantbaby.

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The proud mom’s Instagram account is packed with adorable shots of baby Crew, including several from the family’s recent trip to Tulum, Mexico.

Sharing a handful of memories from the family trip last month, Gaines gave fans a look at the milestone moment when Crew got to feel sand for the first time.

In the image, the infant can be seen with his little feet planted in the sand, waiting for the waves to hit the shore. Crew, who was wearing a black-and-white striped onesie, appeared to be focused on the water as he was held up by his big sister.

“Leaving Tulum with rest minds and full hearts,” Gaines, 40, captioned the photo series.

Gaines also shared a sweet moment of Crew in the sand on her Instagram Stories writing, “First time to feel the sand and ocean on his toes.”

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Of course, Joanna isn’t the only member of her family head over her heels in love with Crew — his siblings are “completely obsessed” with him!

“It’s so funny. They still are completely obsessed with this kid,” she told PEOPLE last month of her daughters Emmie Kay, 9, and Ella Rose, 12, plus sons Duke, 10, and Drake, 14.

And the Magnolia star couldn’t relate to their feeling more. “A year ago, he wasn’t in our lives. Now you’re like, ‘How?’ ” she mused. “I think what’s so crazy about kids is by the time they hit the ground … it’s almost like we always knew he was coming, and this was his time.”

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Joanna and Crew Gaines
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Gaines went on to share that her and husband Chip’s older children are “the best,” and have “the sweetest” approach to bonding with baby Crew.

“[I love] just watching them,” she shared. “Even when he’s crying and Drake will [say], ‘Hey, I’ll go.’ We have the stroller outside, and they’ll go all the way to the gate, back and forth.”

“[Crew] loves being outside, so it’s not a thing where I have to ask them,” she added, praising her youngest child’s big brothers and sisters. “They just say, ‘Can I do this?’ ‘Of course.’ “