I never thought Oliver would be a cuddler. He gave us lots of big open-mouthed kisses but never a hug. He never layed in bed with us. Never put his head on our shoulders. I felt horrible whenever he was hurt or upset because he found no comfort in my embrace... that killed me.
I swore I would "ruin" my next child to make up for Oliver's lack of cuddling.
Well Oliver has totally become a little love bug. I don't remember exactly when it happened. But he turned into such a sweet little boy. His hugs make your heart sing, and he's very generous with them. Back in July we went to a birthday party where we knew only 3 people, but he hugged EVERYONE there. Yeah they all fell in love with him... they didn't stand a chance... his hugs are so genuine and deep you can't help but fall head over heels for the boy.
With his little brother here Oliver has become even more effectionate and loving. He gives the baby lots of hugs and kisses and rubs his head gently. I think he even says "I love you" but it's not at all clear. And when he sees cuddling going on without him, whether it's either Nate or I holding Owen, or even Nate and I hugging each other, he very sweetly joins in.
And at 5 weeks Owen is totally "ruined" and loves to be cuddled, carried, and to co-sleep. I love it!