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Lindsey was born on April 5, 2000 with an incomplete unilateral cleft lip. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. When she was taken to the doctors 2 weeks later, her weight was the same but she was 18 inches long. The difference was probably due to her breech presentation. Lindsey's pictures are presented to you by her parents, Amy & Mell.
|Lindsey was born April 5, 2000. She was born by c-section
due to a breech presentation. Her cleft lip was a surprise. The on-call pediatrician kept telling us that we would have
to mourn the death of a perfect child.
This really confused us as parents, because as far as we were concerned she had all her fingers and toes. She
was perfect to us.
We have no other family history of cleft. We do know of four other babies within blocks of one another that occurred within a five year span. So we are looking into environmental causes. Also, mom's brother died during early pregnancy. The team could not determine a reason for clefting.
Lindsey absolutely adores her dad. She just lights up when he comes in the room. She will talk and coo at him anytime. This photo was taken a week before surgery. She smiles often, but becomes so serious when you want to take a photo. Catching a smile seems so difficult. We think her smile is wide and beautiful!
Lindsey is in some pain off and on during the day. She seems to be feeling somewhat better by dinner time. Mom just wanted to hold her and make it all better. They rocked and tried to nurse, but Lindsey was not very interested. Later that night when Lindsey seemed hungry, she screamed when her lip was touched during nursing and was no longer willing to eat.
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