"You have gone above and beyond for us"
Brian Dowling revealed that his sister Aoife is the surrogate for his and husband Arthur Gourounlian's first baby.
Dowling shared a photo with his sister, revealing that she is carrying their baby.
In the emotional Instagram post, Dowling wrote: "Not only is this my BEAUTIFUL sister Aoife, she is also our INCREDIBLE Surrogate.
"From our very first conversation about this back in 2019 to where we are now is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING @effidy_dowling_ you have gone above & beyond for us @gourounlian whether it is mentally or physically & you have stayed so POSITIVE & UPBEAT through it all.
"From Ultra Sounds & Ovulation tests to numerous conversations about your Cycle... to those 4 positive pregnancy tests we took where the 3 of us hugged & cried with happiness & excitement.
"We have been through every step of this together reassuring each other along the way that everything will be fine once we stick together.
"Aoife you are an INSPIRATION to all of us. You are literally giving us THE GIFT OF LIFE.
"So to you Aoife & our wonderful Egg Donor none of this would be possible without you both. From the bottom of our hearts thank you... I’m so happy to confirm that both Aoife & baby are doing BRILLIANTLY."
The couple announced the news of their pregnancy last week, writing on Instagram: "It completely fills our hearts to be able to reveal we are pregnant and due to our beautiful bundle of joy later this year.
“We actually never thought this day would be a reality for us.
“We fully realise and understand how lucky and blessed we are for this to be happening.
“For a lot of us out there and especially people from our community we have to fight harder and push harder for what others consider to be something that can be achieved easily."
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