He DOES like me!!
For you non-WS parents out there, your baby cooing and caring that you are holding him is foreign to many WS parents. (Not all - but many.) I hear as the WS child grows, he starts to care more that his mother has left the room, or his father left the house. They start to care where their parents are. Right now hen people want to hold Brady and ask if he would mind, it's a definite "Um, go right ahead - he doesn't care if I'm not holding him". It's not a pity-seeking answer - it's the truth. He can be held from one person to the next and not realize or care if it's me.
Now, my mother might disagree with that statement. She says, "of course he knows you." But, really, he doesn't. She should tell me that he does care- it is her job as the mother after all. But now, at age 13 months, I feel like he is starting to care. He is waking up at midnight or so just to say hi. Isn't doing it to get up and eat. This boy who would before lay and look at the mobile for what seems like hours if I let him all of a sudden will chill out with me, stare at me, look for me. Maybe a little early Christmas present? :)