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'.