Monday, May 17, 2010

Snuggles and Cuddles

Gracie and Luke have never been cuddlers. When they were newborns, they would do that whole snuggle-with-their-booties-in-the-air thing for a little while, but they wanted to be laying sideways or on a bed. I kept waiting for babies who would crawl up into my lap and snuggle with me, but Gracie and Luke are busy. They have places to go and things to do. Snuggling with Mommy and Daddy has never been too high on their to do lists.

But recently, things have been changing. I wish I could pin point the cause, but rather than analyze it, I think I am just going to enjoy it. Many times over the last few weeks, my non-cuddlers have wanted to snuggle. Whether it is to sit on my lap, snuggle in the rocker, or give tight hugs, Gracie and Luke want to be near us. Snuggling and cuddling have finally led to my favorite thing in the world: Twinsies who fall asleep on their Mommy. I thought it would never happen, but finally, they seem to trust us enough to fall asleep on us.
And, let me tell you, this is bliss.

I love the snuggles and cuddles and "I love you, Mommy" whispers. Total and utter bliss.

So after a day when they have broken every crayon, colored on the windows and hardwood floors, hit me, hit each other, refused to eat and run out into the street, a snuggle or a cuddle makes it all better. Those "now" moments really know how to erase all the bad in the day.

Thank goodness.


  1. Marie (your friend from BabyCenter)May 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    This is such a wonderful post! I know what you mean about trusting you enough to fall asleep in your arms. It reminds me of my 20 months little girl Lily who would not let herslef fall asleep in my arms in the entire 8 hours flight coming from Europe! She never has fallen asleep in my arms in fact:( but reading your story maybe there's hope that one day she will?

  2. So cute! Hey, this is Mike Prutsman,, your cousin from way out in NY. My wife, Kate, does a blog for our kids and is VERY jealous of your ability to put Youtube videos up. How did you do it? Any help you can lend will be greatly appreciated. I can be reached by e-mail at Thanks! You have a beautiful family.


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