For Chip and Joanna Gaines, the middle of the night is their favorite time to connect.
“I don’t know what our problem is, but we both wake up,” Joanna says in the latest issue of PEOPLE. “Chip will be up at three and I’ll hear him rustling around, so then by 4AM we’re sitting on the couch having coffee.”
One of the biggest reasons the Fixer Upper stars are sleeping less is 9-month-old baby Crew, but even without a baby wake-up call, they’re still creatures of the night.
“I feel like we’re in this season where we need little rest because there’s so many things we’re excited about,” she says. “There have been seasons in our life where we woke up in the middle of the night because we were stressed, and we were worried, like the housing crisis. But this, is so fun.”
In November, the couple revealed they plan to partner with Discovery and return to TV with their own lifestyle media network, which will feature home design, cooking and children’s programs.
“Even our kids are excited,” she says of the news. “They’ll say to us, ‘You guys should do this or try that.’ They’ve really been helping us with market research.”
While the Gaineses’ publicist John Marsicano says the deal has not yet been finalized, Chip and Joanna are looking forward to making a comeback. “We have some fun stuff that we’ve been dreaming up,” she says.
In addition to their TV news, the Gaineses have myriad businesses — including home building company Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Realty, which has sold homes featured on Fixer Upper — as well as partnerships and product lines with Target and Anthropologie, among others.
Joanna’s latest project, a children’s book, We Are the Gardeners, cowritten with her kids is available now on amazon.com.
For more on Chip and Joanna Gaines, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.