at Pinwheels when I remember that it’s time for a new Special Needs Mama column at Literary Mama. This month, Vicki Forman writes about “The Center of the World.”
Her post reminds me of this: Like Evan, Avery has a one-of-a-kind belly button. There are “innies” and there are “outies.” Avery has a “way-outie.” A physician once asked me if we would like to schedule a surgery to repair it; at that time, we’d just gotten out of the NICU, Bennett had an upcoming surgery, and I was working on about two hours of sleep a night. The idea of undergoing a cosmetic surgery for a belly button seemed so silly to me that I snorted, startling the good doc. He took it as the “no” I meant to say, and didn’t ask me about it again.