Pippa O'Connor plans first family holiday with little Louis to Portugal
She may have given birth just a few weeks ago, but Pippa O’Connor is already heading off into the sun with baby Louis for his first family holiday.
The model turned blogger welcomed her second child seven weeks ago and plans to jet to a warmer climate with husband Brian Ormond, three-year-old son Ollie and baby Louis for their first summer holiday as a family of four.
"We’re going away in two weeks to Portugal, so it’s the first time we’ll all be away together," Pippa told independent.ie.
"It’ll be Louis’ first flight, so hopefully he’ll be okay,” she added, before talking about picking up swimsuits for the new addition.
The 31-year-old fashionista said that welcoming her second son has been a joyful journey.
"He’s been a little dream, thank God. A savage and hungry, but I’m used to that now!” she laughed.
"All is good, it’s full on and I’m tired but it’s good. "
The multi-tasking mother said she "struggles" to switch off when it comes to her website Pippa.ie.
“It’s something I’m definitely not great at. I don’t ever really switch off,” she admitted.
“But because I really enjoy it and I love it, it doesn’t feel like work.”
“I know a lot of elements of it are, with timelines and deadlines and things but I really enjoy so I don’t feel like ‘Oh I’m not getting any time off.’”
“I’m lucky that I can do things from home, so it doesn’t feel like there’s any big pressure or anything,” she said.
Pippa made her first official appearance since welcoming little Louis at the launch of new film Pure Love by WaterWipes at The Lighthouse Cinema, where she spoke about the importance of skin-to-skin contact for mother and baby.
The popular fashion inspiration said that her style has changed due to becoming a new mum and breastfeeding her son, but she still loves dressing up.
“I’ve had to be a little bit more practical with my decisions because I’m breastfeeding him. Some days I feel like I’m being a bit repetitive with what I’m wearing, but that’s because of practicality reasons.”
“It’s been nice being comfortable and a mum, I’m not thinking about it too much,” she admitted.
“I just love fashion and I love clothes, it’s something I enjoy. And I love dressing up, so it doesn’t feel like an effort to me.”
“It’s very relaxed at the moment, because I’m trying to be as practical as possible.”
Pippa celebrated her five year wedding anniversary with TV presenter Brian Ormond two weeks ago, which she said is “crazy”.
The pair wed in a lavish ceremony in Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow in 2011 and said the couple is “sleep deprived but happier than ever” in an Instagram post to mark the big day.
Alongside welcoming a new baby, this year Pippa will release her first book, Pippa: Simple Tips to Live Beautifully.
“I have it done ages now, I’ve nearly forgotten about it!” she joked.
“So when the time is here it’s going to be so exciting, it’ll be like a brand new thing again.”
“I’ve worked so long and hard on it and then nothing for months, so I can’t wait for it!”
Also spotted at the exclusive screening was skin to skin advocate Mary O’Connor, Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage, Caroline Grace-Cassidy and her daughters, Sarah Morrissey and Grace Mongey and guests enjoyed healthy snacks including fresh fruit skewers, protein balls and infused water.