Pippa O’Connor has been making us all broody with her adorable photos of baby Louis since giving birth last month and now she has revealed the story behind her new son’s name.
Little Louis is four weeks old and Pippa celebrated the milestone on her website Pippa.ie by opening up about how she and Brian have been enjoying their new arrival.
She also admitted that a lot of thought went into naming their second son and they decided to honour someone very special with their eventual choice.
Pippa’s mother Louise passed away suddenly in October 2014, with the model and blogger saying at the time that the family were “utterly devastated” by their loss.
“We only had one boy name in our heads. Louis is French for ‘famous warrior’, I love it and I liked how well it went with Ollie. The main reason we chose Louis was it’s the male version of ‘Louise’, after my Mum.”
Pippa also revealed that while she had been slightly apprehensive about expanding her family, Louis has settled into his new home already.
“I still can’t believe I’m a mother of 2 children. It sounds very grown up. I still feel like I’m 21. I don’t look it mind you but in my head I’m still that young! I really didn’t know what to expect having 2 kids. I was very excited as I couldn’t wait for Ollie to have a little pal to grow up with but also I was nervous about how it would change things. I didn’t think about it too much though – my pregnancy flew and before I knew it, Louis was here!”
She added that while having her first baby had been a whirlwind, she has since learned to relax and enjoy Louis’ early days this time around.
“When I had Ollie, everyone said the same thing “enjoy every minute of him, he’ll be big before you know it”. I listened and thought I was heeding the advice but looking back I didn’t fully do that. There were definitely days when I was exhausted and I didn’t ‘enjoy every moment’ but looking back now, those spells really are so short-lived. Before I knew it he was 1, then 2 and now 3 years old – all in the blink of an eye.
“This time around, I’m 100 percent more relaxed. I’m a laidback person anyway but now if Louis wants to feed around the clock or we’ve had a crap night’s sleep, I don’t dwell on it or let it get to me. I’m just going with the flow and actually now I’m enjoying every day with him because I truly know that this tiny magical stage goes scarily fast. Yeah I’m knackered most days and noticing more wrinkles but it’s all good!”