23 July 2011 by romanin
I found out during tonight’s bedtime routine, that little N likes being tickled on his sides, right where his ribs are. I found this tickle spot by accident while I was giving him his bedtime baby massage (essentially a whole-body rub down). While little N is laying on his back, I run my hands under him, along his back, and end with grabbing his toes. Well, I noticed that he would arch his back every time I got to the middle of his back. So I did it a few more times to see if the spot that got him to arch his back was always the same, and it was. So, I decided to zero in on that spot to see if he was reacting because of the tickles.
Surely enough! I “gummed” his ribs and he giggled the cutest giggle I’d ever heard, one of enjoyment and playfulness. I did it a few more times, and then tried tickling him by nuzzling my fingers into his ribs. Each tickle was rewarded with a playful giggle of delight! I wish I could have recorded his giggle so you all could hear it too.
I think both he and I were equally tickled.
Him, because it was a new sensation.
Me, because he was just so darn cute.