Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The stuff that dreams are made of

Just after promising more regular posts, I once again disappeared without trace but this time I make no apologies, as I have the best reason in the world ...

I am delighted to announce that 'Flint Leonard Seale' our beautiful baby boy was born safely on 11th Feb at 05.35. To say we are 'over-the-moon' is understatement of the year and even two weeks later we still have to pinch ourselves to believe it is true!

I was incredibly lucky as, as I explained before, many of the symptoms that make pregnancy a particularly challenging time for 'loopies' are not ones that affect me; but I am pleased to say that the problems that did arrive were managed carefully by the excellent team of doctors and midwives looking after us, so both Flint and I emerged from the whole experience in good shape.

With hindsight and experience I have gathered some thoughts on things I believe help me get through pregnancy and birth that I will post next time in case they are of help or interest to other 'loopies'.

With our little 'bundle of joy,' who has already established himself as 'king of the castle' in our house, time has become incredibly limited (I am still working out how to find time to brush my teeth and get dressed each day, let alone anything else!) posts may be few and far between for a while, but I will be around so keep your eyes open and keep in touch. I may also see if I could enlist some guest Living Well with Lupus bloggers to offer their contributions.

In the meantime I need to find a Living Well with Lupus 'moral' to this post.

I guess it has to be: however bad things can be sometimes with lupus, never allow it to make you doubt or give up your dreams and hopes. After all ... "you've got to have a dream because if you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?!" - mine certainly did with the arrival of Flint, my little 'spark of light'.


naj said...

such a beautiful baby boy you have there. i am happy to hear you went through everything in good shape. hoping to experience the same in the future :)

Leslie said...

congrats! she is adorable!!

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Unknown said...


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Soleilluna said...

Congratulations! Happy to hear that everything is going well and you and your beautiful baby boy are settling nicely! You are going to be a wonderful mother despite lupus! It will be an adventure and he will always be your reminder that anything is possible!
Congratulations again! I don't even know you, but I am overjoyed for you and your new family!
hugs Toni

Poodle Soup said...

Dearest Daisy!!
Im thrilled to see this post, congratulations to you and your husband, even though we have never met I am truly happy and overjoyed for you.
Im still so busy everyday with my little boy who is now 16 months and huge, he keeps me so busy that I forget I even have Lupus, really!! Yes, there are some times when it is tough, but most of the time it is a wonderful and thrilling experience. You and he will both learn to adapt to each others needs and limitations. Dont forget to be kind and gentle also to yourself too.

Gilly said...

Many, many congratulations to you all. What a beautiful little boy. Good luck and the bestest of good wishes to the three of you.


jamuna said...

well done daisy,your even keeping up commitments like this blog,roll on super mum!be seeing you soon!XX
and cwtch(welsh for hug)for flint too!!

Claire Cunningham said...

Hello Daisy,

Congratulations!!! It's Claire Cunningham here and we bumped into one another at St Thomas' in December just days before my little boy Charlie was born :)))) You emailed me on my work address and by the time I went to reply, our IT department had archived all emails (as I am on maternity leave). I am so sorry it's taken me so long to reply but I had a brainwave to Google "qualitative research lupus daisy" and here I am! Sooooo, if you fancy a baby date (!), email me on

Congratulations once again - it's wonderful isn't it!

Take care and I might see you soon!

C xx

Anonymous said...

congratulations - exactly what i needed to read.... thanks.. Julia

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