Boy becomes brother
Nothing could be more beautiful than watching the dawning bond between my son and his new sister.

Luke is steadily heading for 2 years and as he does, he is becoming cuter and cuter by the day. Don't get me wrong, there are days I don't think either of us are going to see his 2nd birthday. And then there are those precious moments when he is sitting quietly on my lap and he looks at me with those big beautiful blue eyes and gives me a big toothy grin - it reminds me that being a mommy is the most precious job on the planet.

Now imagine that smile times 2. Luke’s little sister arrived on the 22nd December and to my amazement and relief, Luke has been the perfect big brother. And regardless of what he is doing - whether he’s jumping around doing ‘the monkey’ (anybody familiar with The Wiggles will know what I am talking about) or literally smothering his little sister with kisses - little Amy is always smiling, with that big infectious smile that gets you grinning from ear to ear even when you don’t feel like it. 

I’m so proud of Luke for the way he has accepted the role of big brother - with such ease. He is already very protective and caring of his little sister. In fact, if I take too long to take her out of her cot in the mornings, then I get taken by the hand and led to it with him saying all the way ‘baba, baba’. I then have to take her out so he can give her multiple wet kisses to say good morning.

I think the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen was this evening, when I had them lying next to one another on my bed and Amy was being her usual chatty self (she is rather noisy for an 8 week old baby) and Luke just lay there, staring intently at her. He looked up at me and smiled, put his head next to hers and snuggled in close to her, eyes closed as though he was totally just enjoying the moment.

Something I’ve come to learn and love about children is that their emotions are so genuine and right there for you to witness, enjoy and be apart of. So never overlook the smile of a child because it means something good is happening and you’re invited to see it. 

How did your first child accept a new sibling?

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