My little boy has changed.
We thought he had a quiet, serious, stoic personality.
We were wrong. Definitely.
Of course, he still gets shy around strangers and new situations. And he sometimes gets whiney and complainy and throws little fits. But he is so entirely different from the scared little baby we brought home 10 months ago. There is amazing light in his eyes that wasn't there before. Laughter in his voice. He is silly and goofy and giggles at his own hystericalness. He loves running around like a maniac.
He is so affectionate. When he is held, he sticks his face in my neck, wraps one hand around my neck and holds onto my arm with his other hand. When he is in the kitchen with me, and I bend down to get something, I feel his little hands wrapping around my back, his head leaned against me.
Sigh. He's got me wrapped around his little finger.