Thursday, April 1, 2010

I taught Kaius to Kuddle!

So my baby boy is not a cuddler. He's cuddled with me once or twice (awake) ever. He cuddles with Josh more, and cuddled with him first. I was JEALOUS. But I got a picture of it, it was during the superbowl:


But I got the idea from Josh. The other night Josh was giving Kaius a drink of water from a water bottle. Kaius loves playing with water bottles, but he loves drinking from them too...but he doesn't yet have the fine motor skills to do both of those things at the same time without a getting soaked. So usually I hold his arms down while I give him a drink.
Well, Josh would go to put the bottle to his lips, and if Kaius raised his arms to grab for it Josh would pull it away. After about three times of pulling it away, Kaius would leave his arms down and just take a drink.
I was absolutely amazed. I didn't think he would/could respond to that!
So, tonight at about midnight, Kaius was still awake but didn't want to be alone in his crib (I guess). So I had him on the couch with me, on my lap. I started faking like i was asleep, still holding him firm but my head back and my eyes closed. At first he batted at me (like he does in the mornings), but my face was out of his reach so he didn't scratch me :)
(I don't co-sleep...well...He always wakes up when Josh leaves in the morning so I just pull him in bed with me for a few hours. Just a short "nap")
Finally after a minute or two he leaned forward and rested his head on my chest. I immediately hugged him and rocked with him, and he almost immediately shot back up to see me awake. But I was already "asleep". After a few minutes of watching me, he would rest his head back on my chest and I would respond each time by rubbing his back and rocking back and forth with him. After about 20 minutes of this (with each of the cuddle times increasing) I finally showed him I was awake. He looked so happy to see my eyes open.
We cuddled for about 20 more minutes until he fell asleep. It was so precious. I never want to forget this night.

7 comments:

Katie Jo said...

haha you're so cute Carly. He'll cuddle with you more when he's older and realizes how much he loves his mommy! Brenika snuggles with me more now then she ever did before. That is too cute though... good job for writing it down while its fresh in your memory!

Kelly said...

I love it. That is sweet. He is a great baby! and that picture of your two boys is precious.

Kell

Cammie said...

OH! so cute Carly! I seriously got teary eyed...

Shanae said...

Awww! That's precious! Yay for cuddling with Kaius :)

Amber said...

How funny, now your boy will cuddle with you and mine doesn't want to anymore!

Jana said...

Yeah, Moseley won't cuddle me unless I'm nursing him... But if I remember right, I think carmen started cuddling a lot more after I stopped. Since then they don't want food, just comfort.

Madalyn said...

So tender! I love it when Drake cuddles with me but just like Kaius it was usually only with daddy :(