Alyssa just did the most amazing thing ! My heart just melted ~ It was better than her saying any new words. ❤️❤️❤️ She is affectionate but in her own way . She is loves hugs and is staring to hug back , like an actual squeeze . This is fairly new . If you ask for a kiss she will usually give her your head or cheek. Sometime if I keep asking and point to my check she will do it , but mostly she will come close but not actually connect kind of kiss the air. Tonight I am sitting in the kitchen chair on my phone shortly after dinner . She comes over wraps her arms around me from behind and kisses my cheek !! ON HER OWN , she has never ever done this . I wanted to cry but I didn’t . I can not believe it ❤️❤️❤️. Love her way !