'We're in love' - Sile Seoige welcomes first child with Garda boyfriend Damien
Broadcaster Sile Seoige has announced the arrival of her first child.
The 38-year-old former RTE star welcomed baby Cathal in the early hours of Wednesday morning and both mother and baby are happy and healthy.
Sile announced in February she was expecting a child with boyfriend of two years, garda Damien O'Farrell.
"Feeling incredibly lucky, thankful & so so happy," she captioned a sweet picture of her son's hand on Instagram.
Feeling incredibly lucky, thankful & so so happy! Our baby boy arrived safe & sound in the early hours of the 2nd of August and we're in love. 💙 Thanks so much for all the messages...a lot of you had a feeling something was stirring! 😉 Updates to come on insta story and in next week's @herfamilydotie diary.
"Our baby boy arrived safe & sound in the early hours of the 2nd of August and we're in love. Thanks so much for all the messages...a lot of you had a feeling something was stirring!"
She has been keeping followers up to date on social media throughout her pregnancy and revealed earlier this year the experience feels as if she's "come full circle", after she was given the 'all clear' from cancer, five years later.
"After going through something so scary with cancer, now I'm with child. I just feel really, really lucky."
Sile gushed over how supportive her other had been, saying: "He's an absolute gem - we're both just over the moon, we're so happy. We're so lucky. You never know, if I was to go back in time and someone was to show me a crystal ball of my future - we're only together two years and we're so, so happy - and now we have this amazing new chapter in our lives about to begin," she said.
"They're so happy on both sides of the family. The excitement is unbelievable - another munchkin. We're just baby mad in our house so the idea of another little munchkin in the house, they're both so happy about it."