Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Our first son Jimmy was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. We didn't really know a thing about what a cleft was until he surprised us the day of his birth with his wide smile. After things settled down a bit after his birth and we were home from the hospital, I dove into researching online about raising a cleft affected baby. I was so grateful to others that posted their experiences, shared pictures and advice online. We were so lost to begin with, and those little glimples into the future that we got from other's experiences really helped a lot and comforted our hearts and minds. We still have quite a road ahead of us, but I wanted to be able to compile pictures and experiences into one web page, so I created this one, "cleft notes". Hopefully it can be of assistance to any other families out there learning about a cleft, just as we too were reached out to.

-Jimmy's Mom