Dylan’s cleft surgery

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Dyaln has just made it through the first of his cleft surgeries. He is doing wonderfully-better than we could have ever imagined. Here he is still sleeping post surgery. He gets his stitches out Friday. Can’t wait to start getting to know his new little face, but so sad to see the old cute one gone. I never anticipated this mix of emotions.

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Dylan Michael Merriman

It’s hard to believe, but our sweet boy was born four months ago. Look at how he has grown.

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Here he is on the day he was born, February 17, 2013. He weighed 8lbs 10 oz and it took almost 30 hours to deliver him.

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Here he is at one month old. We started treatment for his cleft at 3 weeks old.

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At two months old, we are starting to see the beginning of his personality. He is such a calm sweet baby. We call him Chillin’ Dylan.

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Dylan with his 2 1/2 year old sister at 3 months old. Charlie has been so sweet to him. It’s really beautiful to see how much she loves him.

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And at four months old, just before his cleft surgery. He is wearing his little retainer, which helped build his nose out some.