Pippa O’Connor shares stunning snaps meeting best friend Brian Dowling’s baby girl for the first time


Pippa O’Connor has officially met her best friend Brian Dowling’s newborn baby girl.

Stopping by Brian and husband Arthur Gourounlian home, Pippa was introduced to baby Blake and, of course, got a few pictures to remember the special occasion.

Sharing them on her Instagram story, the business women wrote: “An angel”

She also shared a snap of Blake with her dads, saying: “Happiness in a pic”


The couple welcomed a baby girl, on Thursday, the 1st of September, sharing the news a few days later.

Posting sweet photos from the delivery room, Brian shared a sweet tribute to their daughter and revealed the stunning name they have chosen.

Writing: “Please be upstanding for the arrival of our BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER Blake Maria Rose Dowling Gourounlian. Yes people another BDG”


Continuing on he said: “Blake was delivered safely on Thursday September 1st at 14:52pm weighting 7lb 4ozs. We are ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY IN LOVE with her & can’t believe she’s here & is ours”

Brian also took the oppurtunity to thank those who made their journey to parenthood possible, particularly their egg donor and their surrogate, Aoife, who is Brian’s sister.

Writing: “None of this would have been possible without our donor, a woman we have never met or even seen a picture of but has given us the GIFT OF LIFE.”

“Now, where do we even start with you [Aoife] you are a SAINT to us & we will FOREVER be GRATEFUL to you for the REST OF OUR LIVES. Baby Blake can’t wait for her Aunty Aoife to spoil her.”

Pic: Instagram/Brian Dowling

Arthur also shared a sweet message in the comment section. Writing: “MY HEART IS FULL OF JOY ♥️ Blake welcome, we have been waiting for you our entire lives. And [Aoife] you have given us THE WORLD we will forever owe YOU. Merci”

Brian and Arthur will share their surrogacy journey with a brand new RTÉ documentary.

Documenting their journey to parenthood, the RTE special, called ‘A Very Modern Irish Family’ will show the highs and lows of welcoming a child into the world through surrogacy.

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