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We found out at our 20 week ultrasound that our baby boy would be born with a cleft. This is his story.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

6 months old

4 months old

5 months old

6 months old

I know it's been forever since I posted, but we hadn't really had any major changes. The big news is that Dallin is done with his nose stent! Hallelujah! That thing drove me crazy. We saw Dr. Morales for Dallin's 3 month follow-up in November. He was very impressed with how well Dallin's lip has healed. And really, so are we! I honestly think he looks amazing. I had always hoped he would look this good, I just didn't know it would be so soon. I am so grateful to Dr. Morales and for what an excellent job he did. He has made Dallin's life so much better than it would have been.

Dallin is 6 months old now. I can't believe he is that old! Didn't we just barely have his surgery?! He has now not had his cleft longer than he had it. When I see pictures of him with his cleft, it catches me off guard for a moment. It's crazy to think he ever looked like that, seeing how he looks now. I still miss that little cleft smile. I think I always will. But I love this smile, too. I can't get enough of this cute, cute boy! So now, we just keep massaging his scar and go in for follow-up appointments every so often. We are done with the hard stuff!! I am so happy that I can just focus on loving my baby now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm just a student who ran into your blog when I was researching cleft lips. I've seen the wonderful recovery your boy has made, and WOW he looks amazing right now! I hope your family will always be happy and strong.
It was a wonderful experience to see such a loving family, and thank you for that.
I hope you and your amazing family have a tremendous year!