I'm not sure which is more rewarding — the love I felt for my babies when they were born, or the first time I realized they loved me back. Oh, who am I kidding? Every time I feel the love of my children I melt like a popsicle on a July afternoon. Now that they're "big boys," they use their words to tell me they love me all the time. But even in that first year, I knew they were trying to get the message across. You may not realize the ways your baby is trying to say "I love you" if you don't look beneath the surface.
Just like you, your little one wants to express all the love and good feelings he's experiencing. But babies have their own way of doing things, and getting the message across to you can take on some different forms. When you and your baby spend time together, he is working hard to soak you up and strengthen the bond you two share. During the first year, you'll notice your baby making attempts to show signs of affection. All the little coos and slobbery wet kisses are "I love you," in baby language (not to mention major heart swelling moments for mama).
If you think your bambino is trying to tell you something, look for these seven ways your baby is trying to tell you that it doesn't get better than mom.