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Kelsey Layne was born on August 23, 1998. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 19-1/2 inches. Kelsey was born with an incomplete cleft of the secondary palate (soft palate only). She was welcomed into this world by her parents, Tracy and Kristy, and big brother Jacob.

Kelsey at 1 hour after birth. You can see her cleft real well in this picture. (8/23/98)

Mommy, Kelsey and a very happy brother, Jacob. (8/23/98)

Daddy checking out his new little sweetheart. Yes, she already has him wrapped around her finger.

Our first family portrait. Tracy (27), Kristy (24),
Jacob (3-1/2) and Kelsey (11 weeks). (11/98)

There's our beautiful girl at 11 weeks old. (11/98)

This is how I found my baby in the recovery room after palate repair surgery . (5/25/99)

There's Daddy and our little swollen-faced baby. She slept in our arms for the first 24 hours. We couldn't put her down or she would cry. Needless to say we didn't get any sleep! (5/26/99)

Kelsey is happy to be home! This is 3 days after surgery. Little less swollen
but still not able to give that big smile. (5/28/99)

Kelsey is all set and ready to go win the Miss Brickfest Baby Pageant. That's her serious look. (6/19/99)

Mommy and Kelsey after winning the pageant. (6/19/99)

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