somedays it's so very good to be a parent. lately bb has taken to hugging. this is a boy who has never been particularly cuddly. he wouldn't even sit still in our laps until he was 9mos. old. and he never liked the typical "cradle hold" not even when he was a newborn.
so, it makes his new snuggliness all the better. now i get hugs. WITHOUT asking for them. 3-5 times a day he'll just stop what he's doing and say, "hug!" or "hug mommy!" and he'll come over and give me a big fat hug complete with a squeeze. today he's added a kiss. "hug!" (hugs me) "nice kiss?" (plants one on me). it's awesome. a little payback for all the hard stuff!