You will turn two in exactly one week. As I type this you are asleep in my arms. You have a cold and although you tried to nap in your own bed, you found comfort, your eyes grew heavy, and you fell asleep in my arms.
With your birthday fast approaching, my heart & mind race a little faster with the anticipation of having a two year old. I have found myself more aware of every time you say “I want a cuddle from mama”. Words you whisper, shout, laugh & sometimes cry many times throughout the day, and for this I am very grateful.
Physical touch has always been your thing. From as young as 6 months you would reach out for a cuddle from all those you held dear, as well as complete strangers we’d pass by. Your little friends, cousins, and kids at the park would be in your arms before they saw you coming. You have always just loved to cuddle.
On the other hand, the amount of times you have fallen asleep in my arms, I could possibly count on two hands. These few times being in your first few weeks of life & on plane trips, but that’s about it. I guess you could say you love your bed as much as you love giving cuddles.
So while I may have gotten a bit teary and sentimental over the last few days about my baby turning two, right now, as you sleep on me soundly, well all I can say is, that you’ve always known exactly what your mama needs…