I read whatever I could about this bonding thing before we brought Alex home. Even with that, I never realized that it was such a chore! I love this little guy so much - but the bonding is just taking longer than I expected.
He's been such an easy baby (except for today - he didn't want to nap, and now he doesn't want to go to sleep even though he is WAY tired). But, I wasn't sure if he was bonding to me yet. He lets me take care of him, plays with me, has a HUGE smile for me when I get him up from his naps, or I enter a room - but I still wasn't sure.
Earlier this week, he was sitting on the couch with some toys, and I was sitting right next to him. (he has to sit still - yeah right! - after he eats or he spits it all back up) He played for a little while, but then he did something that made me cry. He started whining - turned towards me - and lifted his arms to me to be picked up. This was the first time that he really initiated wanting to be with me.
We are continuing on this process.....which it is....a process. But - I'm feeling pretty good about it.