Today we got together with 3 other families from John's work for a "picnic" which ended up being indoors due to the rain. Gunnar has never been around so many babies...and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. As usual...he thought the whole situation was hilarious. Bennett and Frankie were 4 and 5 months older than Gunnar and their parents were constantly concerned they were going to hurt Gunnar...crawling all over him, throwing objects in his general direction. I wasn't scared in the least...Gunnar needed to be inducted into this kind of play at some point. He's used to playing by himself...so this was a good learning experience for him.
It was amazing to see these older boys and realize that's where G will be in just a few months time. The youngest baby there was Kai who just turned 4 months and it was also amazing to see how much has happened in just 2 months. Kai slept peacefully on his mommy's shoulder and it made me nostalgic for the days when Gunnar used to sleep on my shoulder that way. Now there's no way he'd sleep in an environment like that...he's too aware of his surroundings now. And sleeping on my shoulder is virtually non-existent unless I'm trying to get him back to sleep in the middle of the night.
I'm actually beginning to wonder if my baby has moved out of the snuggly phase. I was hoping he'd stay that way forever...but now I'm realizing he hasn't been snuggly for quite sometime now...and that makes me sad. I wish I could teach him to want to snuggle...but that's just selfish on my part, I guess.