Of all the things I read when I was pregnant, and since Angie has been born, I can think of one that mattered the most. It was so simple and random, a blurb really at the bottom of one of the baby.com e-mails I receive. It was a note from a mother that said "Every time the baby cries and just wants to be held, I think to myself that before I know it she'll be pushing me away when I try to hold her and running off to play." Lenny would tell me that I was spoiling Angie by holding her when she cried, but I didn't care. I kept thinking about that statement and how true it would prove to be. Besides, you can't spoil a child with too much love.
At 14 1/2 months, we're now at the point where snuggling with Mom isn't a top priority anymore, but every chance I get I hug her tight and kiss her chubby little cheeks. Sometimes when I'm in bed for the night I miss her so much, even though she's only in the other room. I'd probably let her sleep with us some nights if she wasn't a horrible bed hog... you lose that snuggling feeling at 2 a.m. when you wake up because you were kicked in the head, are clinging to 2" of bed and there's a diaper pressed to your forehead. If she wakes up in the middle of the night I usually snuggle with her on the couch and put her back to bed once she settles down.