I walked in the door yesterday and Max looked up at me, gave me the biggest grin and yelled "MAMA." He then ran to me with arms wide open, gave me a tight squeeze, and patted me on the back. It was awesome!
The two of us have definitely turned the corner. He lets me snuggle him at night, he comes to me when he's hurt, he gives me hugs and I love yous during the day. He definitely knows I'm his mama. I'm so glad that this happened before his surgery. I was really worried that he'd be hurting after surgery and wouldn't let me comfort him. I'm still not looking forward to surgery, but I know it will be okay.