I made it into the Etsy Gift Guide for baby--Etsy staff picks items to be included in the gift guides. I suspect finally taking some halfway decent pictures helped quite a bit in getting my item selected. It's the bonnet, top and bloomer set in the third row.
Yesterday we received the rather sobering news that it's highly likely Ivy will need surgery. We'd been relieved that all her tests weren't showing abnormalities, other than the expected organ malrotation. But the pediatric surgeon is concerned she is experiencing adhesions due to her intestines not sitting in the abdomen properly--very common for people with an omphalocele. He'd like to perform a surgery that will arrange the intestines (that sounds like a strange phrase) in a better position. The adhesions can develop into something quite serious, leading to portions of the GI tract needing to be removed, so it's important to get it taken care of. He's hoping to be able to use laparoscopic surgery to minimize her recovery, especially since her abdominal muscles are already compromised by the surgery she had at birth
I'm actually feeling pretty calm about this. I have an tendency to get distraught and anxious over little things--but they are generally things I feel I have no control over, and no way of knowing what's going to happen. With this, there's a pretty clear cut plan to follow, we just need to do it. She has one more test at the end of April and depending on the results, she'll have the surgery some time after that.