It has been a very weird week for us, I’m not 100% at the moment and I have had to have some extra appointments. I think Ethan knows something is up but because he is non-verbal we have no idea how much he does understand.
He was standing on the sofa and he just put his arms around my neck and cuddled me. It was kind of off to the side because of my bump, but I could wrap my arms around him and cuddle him back. No head touching this time. He also patted my back as he did this, as if in a type of comfort.
This is such a big thing for me as I broke my heart when I realised that Ethan doesn’t cuddle in the ‘normal’ way. The terrible thing is I had to rush off for an appointment and all I wanted to do was cuddle him for as long as he wanted too.
I really hope this isn’t just a one off and I will get another cuddle like this again.
There is hope because Darren was able to pick Ethan up from nursery the other day and he too received a cuddle like this.