Kate - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My name is Kate, I have a beautiful baby boy, Samuel Aidan who was born on 26th May 2009.
He was diagnosed at my 20 weeks scan with a unilateral cleft lip and palette. After getting over the initial shock and grief, I have come to learn A LOT about this condition and its history.
Sam has been feeding well with a Pigeon bottle since birth :) I have managed to give him exclusively expressed breast milk for the first 3 1/2 months of his life and have only now just started to incorporate formula and slowly introducing solids which he loves!
We are expected to go to surgery at the end of October hopefully, which will repair his lip and hard palette and to return next year for surgery on his soft palette. Our life consists of constant hospital appointments and checkups.
Sam is a lovely, smiley, happy, placid baby who brings an unbelievable amount of joy to myself and my husband and everyone he meets. He is my special angel and the apple of my eye :)
I would love to hear from other mummies, daddies, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers anyone who has anything to say :)
Hear from you soon :)
Kate and Sam