Being a NICU nurse, I often get questions from friends and relatives about their babies. I don't mind at all and am glad that I am able to answer, or find out the answer, to most of the questions. There is one question that I haven't been asked yet, but since I came across detailed instructions, I thought I would post it here on my blog, in case it ever came up.
HOW DO YOU PROPERLY HUG A BABY ?
First, Find a baby.
Second, be sure that the object you found was indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques.
Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process.
Then, the "paw slide". Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.
Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented "hug, smile, and lean" so as to achieve the best photo quality.
May the joy of the Lord be our strength!