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    Joanna Gaines Reflects on ‘Fixer Upper’'s 'Bittersweet' End in Emotional Blog Post

    Updated On 04 Apr, 2018 Published On

    The end has finally come! On Tuesday, April 3, Joanna Gaines took to her website, ahead of Fixer Upper finale to reflect on the HGTV show ending after five seasons.

    The 39-year-old reality star wrote,

    This season of life has been rewarding, challenging, unbelievably fast and furious and nearly everything in between. Back in September when Chip and I posted the blog announcing that this season would be our last, it still seemed so far away. At the time, we were knee-deep in the restaurant renovation, we had filming left to wrap up, and we were working toward finishing up several projects. April felt like it was forever away, but somehow it snuck up on us. Time is funny like that, the days sometimes seem long, but the weeks, months and even years fly past us when we least expect it.

    As previously reported, Joanna and husband as well as her co-star Chip Gaines revealed that season 5 would be their last in September. While the show won't be continuing, the couple still has a ton on their plate.

    Joanna, who is expecting her fifth child, a baby boy with Chip, has finished her cookbook, Magnolia Table, which is coming out on April 24. She is still finishing her design book.

    The couple is launching Magnolia Kids, a store consists of children’s furniture and accessories and Magnolia Design and Construction will continue to fix up homes.

    Through the blog, the duo also revealed that they have adopted a new kitten and a puppy. Talking about her pregnancy, according to Joanna, this time around has been “so fun!”

    She wrote,

    For us, the end of this final season marks the beginning of a new one. If you would have told me that I’d end this season of the show pregnant with our fifth baby, I would’ve laughed. Like the entire Fixer Upper opportunity as a whole, life has a way of surprising us. With our little ones getting bigger, we had this gut feeling that it was time to step back and focus on them and our businesses here in Waco, Texas. And although that’s why we thought we decided to step away from the show, we now realize with this little one on the way that there was a bigger plan in place for us all along.

    She continued,

    Pregnancy has been so fun, in fact my two favorite things to do are take naps and eat! Since it’s been over eight years since I was pregnant with Emmie Kay, I joke with my friends that it feels like it’s my first time being pregnant. The best thing about all of this is the excitement that my kids have shown for their new baby brother. Since I had our first four babies so close to one another, none of them actually remember me being pregnant. They love my growing belly (and boy is it growing), and they cannot wait to meet him. I truly believe this baby is a gift from God for our family in this season.

    The finale of Fixer Upper airs on HGTV on Tuesday, April 3, at 9 p.m. ET.