A very happy nine months old to Baby Bea today! She marked the occasion in perfect style by making her Daddy melt. She was sat on the floor in the front room playing, and when she saw him walk into the room she excitedly lifted both her arms into the air and requested to be lifted up and cuddled. First time she’d done that! I remember the first time Sam did that to me, he was in his cot and outstretched his arms, demanding me to take him up and away. It’s an absolutely amazing feeling when your kids are suddenly no longer passively being the objects of affection but begin to reciprocate and actually request cuddles, from you, without tears!