HGTV Designer Brian Patrick Flynn and Husband Hollis Welcome First Baby, a Girl

The couple welcomed a baby girl via surrogate

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn is a dad!

The interior designer, 47, best known for being the HGTV Dream Home Designer, has welcomed his first baby with husband Hollis Smith via surrogate, the couple announced via Instagram on Thursday, April 18.

Flynn and Smith shared a sweet black-and-white video on their Instagrams, documenting their daughter Clover's birth.

"THE STORY OF CLOVER: Part One," Flynn wrote in his caption.

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The couple, who wed in 2018, exclusively shared photos of their baby announcement with PEOPLE in February, opening up about their surrogacy journey.

"Magically our surrogate Marissa, who lives in the Midwest in the States, which is an hour and 20-minute flight from us, was like that couple's perfect," he explained. "She chose us. It was so magical and it was just totally meant to be. It turns out she's also a graphic designer, which is the type of person I work with all the time in my career, Hollis as well."

"The whole story is just total magic because now she's absolutely a forever family member. So is her husband and so are her kids. They will be Uncle Nathan and Aunt Marissa and her kids will basically be cousins to our kid."

The couple tied the knot an icy outcropping in Antarctica in March 2018 after dating for 12 years. As they become parents, the pair said they're excited for what's next.

"We probably wanted to do this closer to 40, 42, but we both have really demanding careers and we've let those be number one for so long," he explained. "But I feel like we've got them on lock now. We want a life now that's more about being home and that really has almost 20 years together."

"We've traveled to the bottom and the top of the planet, but we've never really traveled home," Flynn said,

"It's just going to be really nice to start nesting and have this new pace of life and just a little one who can experience the world with us," he continued. "I mean, we're even getting excited about school drop-offs.

"Years ago, if you would have asked me about school drop-offs or play-dates, I would've rolled my eyes and now I'm counting down the minutes till I'm waiting in that school line to pick her up in five years."

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