When Charla was born she was the most cuddly baby in the world. She would lay on my chest and sleep for ages. As she got older and more mobile, she wasn't always content to just lay on Mama. As disappointed as I was, it was also fun to watch her grow and learn.
Usually I would get cuddles before naps and bed. We would sit in the rocking chair and she would lay her head on me. We would both relax and I would breathe in her fresh baby smell, it was heaven. Then enter the toddler years! No more relaxing and cuddling, she wants to go go go! When I hold her to rock her she wants to talk to me, laugh and joke around. So, our rocking experiences have been cut very short and I missed them.
Today however, I got some GOOD cuddles in. Charla has a slight cold so she hasn't been sleeping super well. She woke from nap a bit early today so I went to her and tried to rock her a bit. She didn't fall back to sleep but she did lay on my chest for almost 30min cuddling! I loved it, I savored that time together because I don't know when the next time will come that my baby is still for that long.
I wonder if our second baby will be a cuddly baby. I hope so but at the same time I know I won't have the time to snuggle that baby like I did Charla.