"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
When Abby was first born she loved being cuddled and held. She would sleep on my chest every night. When she started crawling and walking, she became the least cuddly baby I knew. She has this independent streak in her. Even at a year old, I can see that she knows what she wants and nothing else will do. She doesn't like to walk and hold hands or be held for any longer than 30 seconds. She wants to explore and be free.
I think I finally have my cuddly baby back! She's starting to give not just hugs but real, honest to goodness kisses! At first she would just hug me but then she started hugging random kids (which does lead to some awkward moments!). As long as you get down on her level she'll give just about anyone a hug! Case in point, here she is hugging a statue outside of church. You don't even have to be real to get some love from my cuddly kid! So cute! As if the hugs weren't cute enough, the kisses came soon after!
By far the best milestone! Nothing is better than hugs and smooches to help you through the day!