It was just one month ago, December 2, 2010, when Brett was taken from my arms and his heart was stopped. Several hours later, his heart began beating again and again. The doctors placed pacemaker leads on his heart for precautionary reasons, but Brett's heart continued to beat on its' own. One month may not seem like a big deal, but each day that we have a boy with a healthy heart is pretty awesome.
The last month has been very challenging. Brett has done amazingly well, but my patience has been tested. However, the past week has gone by very smoothly. Brett has been in such a good mood (probably from the Christmas high he has been on) and the fussiness had lessened. He is still a lot more vocal, but I think that's just the new Brett. My best guess is that he didn't have the energy to scream this much before surgery. We are still up during the night, but it is beginning to be less with each passing week.
Brett will return to daycare and resume his therapies this week. It will be nice to be back in a routine and have some normalcy. However, it will be interesting to see how he adjusts. He has never been a big fan of his therapies and has had it pretty cushy since surgery. I've been a pretty big pushover and have been quick to scoop Brett up at the first sign of a tear. I think that's what we moms do best. I think he has Miss Laura wrapped around his finger pretty tight too.
On a side note, Brett has been pacifier free for 3 weeks now. He doesn't seem to miss it much. We've replaced his addiction with a new one- stuffed animals!