well and proud

Of all the wounds, a wound of the 'bebo' might be the very best, when best is measured in quality of life. We are so very lucky. We look this way at fate because you may as well. An umbilical hernia (a hole in the abdominal wall) exacberbated by the NICU's central line has been closed up and remade. The bandage came off tonight and it's not pretty. It'll be years of growing before his torso looks the way it might have if his mother hadn't exploded at 27 weeks. But it's flat, and he is well, and he is proud. See?