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A Cleft Lip And Palate...what Now?! Our Journey F Blog
A blog about our son Jake, born in 2008 with a cleft lip and palate. I started it the day after the cleft was diagnosed and continue to write for people who turn up here every day after getting the same news. A cleft lip and palate is not the end of the world. Start at the first post and then read on...
2017-07-13 11:12
I wrote this in May of 2008 after the scan showed Jake (unnamed at the time) would be born with a cleft lip and possibly a cleft palate. I'm reposting it so it's the first post on the blog a… Read More
Post Op Photo Update
2017-06-30 08:57
The op was generally a success. Piet was a little disappointed with the lip revision when we went for the check up but the gum repair went perfectly. Perhaps Jake will want more surgery in h… Read More
2016-11-14 12:35
Today's the day of the bone graft/ gum repair. Feels like a long time coming; since the flurry of activity on this blog in the beginning, life has just become life and cleft stuff doesn't re… Read More
Cleft Lip Photos
2016-09-01 14:30
Here's a timeline of what to expect from baby to (nearly) 8 years old.baby24 hrs post op3 yrs old5 yrs old7 yrs oldnearly 8 Read More
2016-09-01 14:15
Hi new visitors. If you're here, it's quite possibly because you just googled 'cleft lip blog'. Just like I did a little over 8 years ago. I didn't get much so I started this blog. In the fi… Read More
Wales Velothon
2016-06-02 15:37
I recently completed the Wales Velothon, an 86 mile cycle event through the Brecon Beacons. The hills were not fun but I managed it in just over 7 hours.At mile 30, it started to rain, bibli… Read More
2014-07-22 09:20
I feel a bit guilty that this blog is mainly about Jake as the reason I started it is so much less of an issue or even a thought these days. Plus there is another child; I do feel a bit sorr… Read More
Making Memories
2014-05-18 08:12
I didn't do much with my dad growing up as he was busy building a business. We're great friends now and I know, on some levels he probably wishes he'd spent more time with me. If, for no oth… Read More
Now You See It, Now You Don't
2013-06-30 12:42
I've written a few times about when Jake's scar is more visible than others. It's normally when you see it in reverse like in the mirror or a selfie taken of him and me in a mirror. But then… Read More
2013-03-10 09:54
Jake and I went for lunch with a few of my friends yesterday. And just because I recently realised that he's the age of the boys whose photos I couldn't really relate to when we first got 't… Read More

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