Tuesday 25 April 2017

Pippa O'Connor debuts baby bump and dishes on her second pregnancy

Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel
Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel
Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel
Pippa O'Connor's son Ollie (2) on Halloween.
Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel
Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor pictured at Eatzen Restaurant in Ashbourne for Keith Duffy's Asian Charity Fundraiser in aid of Irish Autism Action Charity
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Top model Pippa O’Connor said she won't be taking too much time off work after the arrival of her second baby next year.

The popular blogger (31) debuted her tiny baby bump at Dublin's Merrion Hotel today as she cut a chic figure at the Centra Christmas launch.

She confirmed that she’s due her second baby, a sibling to two-year-old Ollie, next May – and she has been feeling great.

“I haven’t had any morning sickness, no thank God,” she said. “I don’t think I’d be able to do this kind of job if I were. Doing a photo shoot and getting sick under the table, it wouldn’t be ideal. I’m very lucky in that I haven’t been sick.”

Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel
Pippa O'Connor at the launch of Centra's 2015 Christmas range in The Merrion Hotel

Asked if she and hubbie Brian Ormond had properly broken the news to Ollie yet, she added: “We started to say it yesterday but we were afraid to say it in case he went into crèche and was like ‘baby, mammy’ so he doesn’t fully understand.

“I was saying this morning, ‘What’s in mummy’s belly? and he said, ‘Baby’ and I said, “Would you like a baby?’ and he was like ‘No’ so it will be a big awakening for poor Ollie. He’ll be three in April and I’m due in May.”

The Kildare native also ruled out taking an extended maternity leave. “Probably not. I can’t really afford to when you’re doing everything yourself but I suppose. I’m lucky. I don’t need to get up and  look presentable in an office. If I want to say at home in my pajamas for a month, then I can do that but I probably won’t disappear for too long.”

She broke the news to her fans last night after posting an adorable pic of (2) beside a blackboard with his Santa List which included a truck, books and a “baby brother or sister.”

Pippa O'Connor's son Ollie (2) on Halloween.
Pippa O'Connor's son Ollie (2) on Halloween.

Hubbie Brian Ormond echoed her delight, saying “You don’t ask for much Ollies #excitingtimes.”

Speaking previously about their plans to add to their family, Pippa said how she was too busy concentrating on building up her fashion business to think about other things.

And she described working motherhood as a “juggle” and it could be hard at times.

“It6 can be a struggle to find a balance sometimes and a lot of the time, especially if I’m away working for a couple of days, I can feel incredibly guilty,” she said.

Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor pictured at Eatzen Restaurant in Ashbourne for Keith Duffy's Asian Charity Fundraiser in aid of Irish Autism Action Charity
Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor pictured at Eatzen Restaurant in Ashbourne for Keith Duffy's Asian Charity Fundraiser in aid of Irish Autism Action Charity

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