I feel so lucky that my children adore each other as much as they do.
I know that, with siblings, these things are never a given
and that their relationship could and will change in phases and over time.
But when you have a second child
it's very much a voyage into the unknown,
and I know I spent a good proportion of my second pregnancy
looking forward to seeing my two children together,
but also worrying that we could be about to seriously rock the boat.
is a million times more amazing than I ever could have thought it would be,
and I shouldn't have wasted that time worrying.
Families are all different,
children adapt quickly,
and you always end up with the perfect fit for your own brood.
Nothing really prepared me for the pride at seeing them interact,
seeing that they actually really like one another.
And ever since our beautiful girl got up off her bottom
and started walking around
their relationship has gone from strength to strength.
I just love how playful and close they are.
And it makes me love them both even more,
just by seeing how much they love each other.
The arrival of some warmer weather
has marked another change in their relationship.
When we are home together,
they happily play with the same toys alongside each other,
but they very much co-exist most of the time.
But take these beautiful babies of mine outside
and they become a real team of two.
The whole world is an adventure;
and when it comes to adventures
these two always want to share them with one another.
Our big boy's fiercely protective big brother side comes out,
and he is so good at keeping his little sis out of trouble and danger.
While our little lady's cheeky grin and encouraging giggle
mixed in with her fearless personality,
sees the two of them daring each other on
being more adventurous
and exploring things together.
They are so in sync as they run around together,
that their bodies often mimic or mirror one another.
And the way they seem to be constantly checking where the other is
is nothing short of heart melting.
There is something so special in the way that they want to share their experiences,
and something so magical in seeing it;
those moments when they reach out towards each other,
those moments when they exchange a look and smile,
those moments when they decide without words what they'll do next.