To my second child,
Even as young as you are, I can see your individuality. I know you, love you, and relate to you, in ways different to your brother.
As a second child, and a second boy, you may at times feel less special or less loved. You are absolutely not less of anything.
It’s true that I am a different mother to you than I was with your brother. I knew a bit about changing nappies and breastfeeding. I knew a bit more about what kind of mother I was before you were born, so prepared slightly differently.