The If Then Board

With the fact that Ethan was born with a cleft palate, he did not talk much when he was younger, and when he did talk he was so difficult to understand no one but me could understand what he was saying most of the time. We taught him sign language very early on, and he was able to communicate with everyone in the house so much better, but unfortunately most people outside the house didn't know sign language and there was a huge language barrier. We finally got Early On to come in and … [Read more...]

Cleft Lip Surgery ~ Ethan’s Cleft Lip and Palate Journey

Today is Ethan's 4th birthday, and I figured in honor of that it would be a great time to share some of the journey he has been on in those last 4 years with his cleft lip and palate. I hope this will  shed some light on our journey of having a baby born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Hopefully this can be some encouragement or guidance for them, and help educate others. When we first found out we were pregnant with Ethan, Jake and I were overjoyed to be blessed enough to add a 7th member … [Read more...]