My favorite pre-surgery picture of Elliot, taken the day before his surgery.
Exactly one year ago, on December 23rd, 2010, Elliot had his primary closure surgery to put the rest of his intestines back inside his belly, reconstruct his abdominal muscles, and close up his belly.
I seriously have no words, guys. So, instead, here is a quote from the original post.
"Elliot went back for surgery at about 12:30pm, and I cried like a baby as I watched them wheel him away. It is so hard to say goodbye to your brand new, five pound baby boy before he leaves for surgery."
Wearing a Christmas hat, the day before his surgery.
Elliot swaddled for the first time ever, getting ready to go into his transport isolette.
Getting settled for transport.
Minutes before we said goodbye to him and left him in the hands of the anesthesiologist. I'm pretty sure I couldn't even see my camera screen, because I was crying so hard.
I look at my healthy, happy, baby boy today, at how far he's come... and I just can't believe it. I really can't.
I cannot believe it's been a whole year!