There are milestones in the life of a child that are iconic, like walking and talking. But what about the first time your baby gives you a kiss? Working mom Chrissy Teigen got a kiss from her son Miles this week, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.
In a video posted last night, Miles, sitting in his high chair, leaned over to give his mom a quick kiss on the lips. Teigen captioned the photo, “Finally!! Having a squirmy, busy busy baby is tough. I have been waiting so long for him to give me kisses! 16 months, worth the wait.” Several celebrity moms, including Ali Wong, Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims, and Mindy Kaling, commented on the photo with heart emojis.
According to author Lawrence Cohen, an expert in child behavior, love develops in babies the moment they’re born, but they can take a bit of time to express it. It isn’t until the one-year mark that babies will start to kiss and show outward signs of affection, so baby Miles seems to be right on time in showing his mom how much he loves her with a smooch.
Teigen is an incredibly hands-on mama, and has documented Miles and his sister, 3-year-old Luna, on social media as they develop and grow up.
Last week, Teigen posted a video of Luna expressing an interest in boys. “He’s my cute, cute boy … friend,” Luna said of her new pal. Luna also showed off some burgeoning model chops during the family’s trip to Thailand. For his part, Miles took his first steps during the family’s trip to Italy.
In an interview this year, Teigen revealed that she had originally guessed Miles would be mellow, like his dad, John Legend. Instead, she describes Miles as “insane. You just never know!” His unpredictability certainly paid off. Watching this video of mother and son bonding — especially that big grin on Teigen’s face — sure is sweet.