From the outside 8-month-old Ivy Pittams is a chatty, feisty and healthy baby - but she has spent most of her in and out of the hospital because she was born without a bottom.
"This brave little lady came out absolutely perfect except for one vital component: a bum," says her mum Colleen Parker, 23.
"She has a series of congenital conditions, all linked to an unusual form of spina bifida, which has left her with anal atresia, sacral aplasia, pelvic dysplasia, spinal stenosis and other secondary conditions."
Basically, Ivy has no bottom, no tailbone and everything from the hips down was a bit different.