Grace captured our hearts when we met her on Sunday. She is so cute and playful. Don’t you love the hat? Here’s a brief photo journal of her time with us. Grace is four months old and has a bilateral cleft lip. She has a cleft palate as well. She’s just the right age for lip repair, and will return next year for her palate repair. The last photo shows Grace still asleep in the OR. She has orange tubes sutured in her nose to keep her nose open overnight (in case of swelling). Babies this age are obligate nasal breathers. We’ll remove the tubes tomorrow. Now that her lip is repaired, her teeth will come in much better and more in proper alignment. And, as mentioned above, she’ll return for palate repair next year.