Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beautiful Back



So, I often get asked questions about what my little guy's back looks like. People are filled with so many misconceptions about Spina Bifida. I really get asked if his Spine is actually sticking out of his back...I really do! I think people think what is underneath his onsie is something frightning. I would much rather share with people everything there is to know about my son's special needs than keep it a secret and have them assume the worst...you know? I hope this is making sense!
Christopher always has a onsie on because I hate having anything elastic directly on his skin. I'm sure it's not a problem seeing as though the latex is underneath fabric..but it really bothers me. So my point with that is no one ever see's his back. I just want people to know that his back is just like everyone else's only he has a scar...I just love his little back. I am so grateful that Christopher was born in a time when We could find out while in Utero his condition, and that we had plenty of time to perfectly plan his arrival and have him placed in the best hospital under the best care where he could get the surgeries he needed to be as heathy and happy as he truly is today. So to me that scar on his back is the most beautiful thing in the world. Yes he has a large scar on his back and yes he has a pipe in his head( As one Adorable 4 yr. old innocently pointed out...sorry Mel). But because of them my son is able to lead a very normal life! So here is a picture of Christopher's back straight out of the bathtub.I can get away with these pictures now but not for much longer. He is too young to oppose of them right now! :)

7 comments:

Cassie said...

That is a beautiful back...and a cute little tooshie too!

Kerry said...

Woo-woo! Look at those cheeks!

Julie said...

That is one of my very favorite beautiful backs in the whole world...I love this boy! Good for you, Boo--I'm so glad you are so open and sharing--it helps Chris, it helps you...and I'm sure you'll never know exactly how many people it helps...I love you!

Lady Dot said...

He does have a beautiful back and super cute buns too!!! He's a keeper! :)
-Susanna

Darren and Chrissy said...

NICE CHEEKS!

Melanie said...

It is a good thing we know that little innocent comment was made with LOVE.....

Love you!!!!!

Sarah Oman said...

Such a cute bum!