There are lots of rewarding moments being a parent... that first time they smile at you, the first laugh, when you come in the room and they crawl over to you as fast as they can... and now I can add hugs and kisses to that list!
The kisses actually started a few weeks ago. I noticed that sometimes when I would hold him he would open his mouth and bring his face up to mine and "kiss" me. Its really too cute! But now we've started to hug as well! The other night I was sitting on the floor with him and he crawled into my lap, pulled himself up to standing and wrapped his arms around my neck, laying his head on my shoulder. To say my heart melted would be an understatement.
Eirik is not a really cuddly baby... he wants to move and do his own thing a lot of the time. The only time he really wants to cuddle is when I put him to bed. The rest of the time he takes his few seconds of cuddle time and then he's off again, recharged and ready to play. Even when I breastfeed he is squirming away, kicking at me or tugging on my clothing.
I'm loving this new cuddly side.