These are photos taken each time we go to the International Craniofacial Institute to document Hope's progress. They are really incredible. Thought I'd share them... I love this little girl. I love the way she looks in every photo. We all miss her big smile when we look at these photos but can hardly remember her with her cleft lip now!
May 2011, after surgery
Here is a shot of her cleft taken by inserting a safe mirror in her mouth. So what you are seeing is the reflection of the top of her mouth. In some of the pictures above you can see that this cleft started at her gum and went completely through the roof of her mouth to the back of her throat. Amazing that doctors can fix this! And our doctor did a fabulous job. I hope to post a photo of the roof of her mouth after it heals!