Thursday 23 November 2017

Third time's the charm for TV3's Aisling O'Loughlin with new baby Joseph

Aishling and her baby
Aishling and her baby
Aisling O'Loughlin and her son Patrick

Jane O'Faherty

TV3 star Aisling O'Loughlin has said raising her two eldest sons has made welcoming her new baby far easier.

The Xposé presenter, who is on maternity leave after the birth of her third son, has been enjoying plenty of trips abroad with the new little man in her life.

And Aisling said it helps that baby son Joseph is a dream.

"I've learned a lot with my first two boys," she told the Herald.

Aisling O'Loughlin and her son Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin and her son Patrick

"I've got to say, Joseph is very quiet and placid," she added.

At just three and a half months old, Joseph is already quite the jet-setter, having squeezed in two holidays with his mum already this summer - the latest on the Maltese island of Gozo in the Mediterranean.


"It was so beautiful," she said.

"My friend has got a house over there, so I went over with three friends - and the baby," she added.

"People were wondering what the relationship was - it was a bit like Modern Family," she joked.

Joseph - also known as Joe - is the youngest of her three children with her partner, photographer Nicholas MacInnes.

Aisling told the Herald that her two older boys, Patrick (4) and Louis (2), are also getting on great with their little brother.

The busy mum is making the most of her maternity leave, and isn't missing work.

"I'm at the point where I'm enjoying the time with the baby," she said.

Aisling added that she was very grateful for the space to bond with Joe.

"I think we are very lucky in Ireland to have six months for maternity leave," she added.

"I have a lot of friends from abroad who are always saying how lucky we are here."

"So it's great to have those six months. They [babies] do need their mother. Plus you get a lot out of it yourself."

But Aisling stressed that she feels she has been spared much of the hardship many other new mums go through.

"Even after a C-section, people go through so much," she said.


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