Of all of my children, I would say that for her age Gwyn has the greatest desire for independence. She wants to do it herself! While the other children accept almost any affectionate gesture and enjoy it, Gwyn sometimes doesn't want to be bothered. She also doesn't seek those things out as much, but she'll sometimes just come and sit quietly beside you. Recently, she has started to put her arm behind you and pat or rub your back, or just leave her arm resting there. I guess she's copying me. Often I have one child on my lap, and one on either side with my arms around them.
Gwyn seems to be especially sensitive when I am hurting. She'll look into my eyes like she's trying to communicate her love and concern without speaking, and give lots of hugs or lay down beside me and snuggle.
Gwyn sleeps with a great big teddy bear we call "Buddy Bear". The other day I woke up with a migraine, and as soon as Gwyn knew, she brought me her Buddy Bear. She was beaming when I snuggled up with Buddy Bear, because she just knew it would make me feel better.
*Edited to add: Soon after I wrote this, Gwyn became by far my cuddliest child. It seems like as soon as I pin something down about these kiddos, they change and it's no longer true.