~Mom's of Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate born babies~

This community is specially for mother's who have babies that were born with a cleft lip, and or cleft lip and palate. Share with other moms who have or are going to have similar experiences, concerns, fears, joys, struggles, ideas, and information about their cleft lip/cleft lip and palate born babies. Friends and relatives of our moms and babies are more than welcome to join, too. My daughter, Kylee, was born February 23rd, 2006. She was born with a cleft lip and palate on her right side. She has received two surgeries so far, one at four months for lip repair, and the other at eleven months for the palate repair. The team at Children's Mercy Hospital did a fabulous job in every aspect that the surgery entailed. She is a beautiful, normal looking and active two year old with very little evidence of the birth defect she was born with. I would be more than happy to answer any questions concerning her development and procedures performed that anyone may have. I haven't found many support groups out there and thought this would be a good place to start a community because before Kylee I had never heard of this particular birth defect, but since I've found it to be quite common and have met a lot of people that have children or know someone who was born with it, too. I hope to have many mothers want to be a part of this community.