It may seem like just yesterday your fave Fixer Upper stars were ‘Gramming pregnancy and newborn pics. Well now a little over six months old, Joanna Gaines’ son Crew is talking. Yep, talking—and you’ll never guess his first word!

In a recent IG post Gaines wrote, “Crew is already six months old and saying ‘mama,'” playfully adding: “I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip.” So that’s mama one, dada zero—at least for now. It’s official: Crew is a mama’s boy—in the best way, of course.

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It's always been my nature to reflect on the past and linger there a while. I find myself thinking about what I will miss and how life is just moving too fast. I mean Crew is already six months old and saying "mama" (I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip). Drake will be driving in two years and off to college in four. And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? This whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it. I'm challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol' days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come. But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. These are the days. These are the moments. And I’m gonna breathe them all in. If there's pain and sorrow, or happiness and hope, let it in and then let it out. I want to enjoy the now because it's the only thing we can actually embrace. I want to hold it carefully. Hold it thoughtfully. I want to rid myself of the little distractions because I have found that these are the thieves that steal our moments and rob our days. But time, time is our most precious gift. Here's to seeing and finding the beauty, the hope and joy in the right now in 2019. And for goodness sake, let's have some fun while we’re at it! It's going to be a happy new year indeed. Believing that for all of us. #wonderinthenow #thesearethedays

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Gaines’ IG caption wasn’t just a cute way of announcing her little guy’s first word. The poignant post also pointed to just how fast time goes by. “And just like that I have found myself mourning the past but now in future tense. You see what I just did there? The whole time thing can feel like a thief if you let it in.”

What is Gaines doing to slow down time—as much as any normal human can? Gaines shared her resolution to “live for now” in the New Year. The celeb designer and mama of five also added, “I’m challenging myself in this new year to live for now. The present. Taking in every breath, every sight, and sound and holding it dearly. Not thinking about how the good ol’ days have passed us by or how the best is yet to come.”

Very well said!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Chip Gaines via Instagram

 

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