Some recent developments give me hope for my little sweetheart. First, she now tolerates and even enjoys being hugged and cuddled. This isn't something you really feel inclined to advertise to the mommy world, but until now she's been a bit averse to affection. It's not that she didn't like it per se, it's more like she had places to go and people to see and...Get Off Me! Now she hugs back.
Not only that, but she'll walk over to us and put her head down on our laps. That's hard to miscontrue. I believe it's affection.
She's also showing cuddling behavior to her stuffed animals. She'll grab one, collapse to the floor and then bend over and bury her face it it. It's really cute to watch.
So, in conclusion, I have hope now that my child will learn to love. Silly that anyone might worry about such a thing? Not so much.UPDATE:
I need to amend this to acknowledge that she has been giving kisses for awhile, but hey, that might have been a defensive maneuver ;)