Samuel is now nearly 18 months old and is running around (and falling over), chatting with new words everyday (my favourite it when he says eeese /please and akooo/thank you and nose!) and is very affectionate and loves cuddles. He is forming good relationships and enjoys seeing different people. My mum and dad look after him 2 days a week and he has a real soft spot for his 'Pop' which is so lovely to see. Samuel plays at Jacob's playgroup 3 times a week and is starting to hold his own with other children. He's not really a baby anymore but he will always be my little baby. He is cute beyond words and so loving.
Jacob is 3 and a half and discovering different likes and dislikes. He is able to hold full conversations about really complex topics and shows great interest in how things work and asks lots of questions. He is a good big brother and is kind and caring over Samuel and has even helped us teach him some words. I think he does get frustrated at times when Samuel is in his way or needing too much attention and they struggle to play together and share as Samuel is still a bit small for all that. Jacob and Samuel share a room and both are now sleeping quite well after a few struggles with early rising and night waking from the little one.
We are loving our little family and feel so so lucky.