Actually, I did not. However, these kids know and love me, as much as I know and love them. I am like an aunt to each one. They come to me with their fears and their tears and their joys. When I walk in the room, they actually come running to me, expecting the hug, to be picked up, to be cuddled. Even the teenagers come up to me waiting for a hug.
As I mentioned, I do not hug or touch kids who are not "close" to me. So, if Achronos's kids were to come up to me, I would bend down and talk to them and maybe pat their heads.
I normally do not run up to the kids to give them a hug. My hug comes as a response to those little outstretched hands coming towards me. I am not the initiator, nor do I feel a "need" to touch them....only to express my love to those whom I know and care for.
Touching a strange belly because there is a child within, would never enter my mind. The most I would do is be nicer to the pregnant woman, let her go ahead of me, give her my seat, etc. I would never even ask if I could touch her, because that would just be wrong.
You are lucky you don't live in the "old" country
....where you would get your hand slapped because the woman and her baba would think you were trying to curse the child, take their youth or health for yourself, etc, by touching them. Normally, the child is protected from all strangers (evil eye....) until it is properly baptized.