We had a follow up ultrasound yesterday. They confirmed once again, it is indeed a girl. For some reason Frank was not totally convinced. But the ultrasound tech was able to show Frank some "internal girl parts" and said it was for sure a girl. He was very excited. As we left the appointment he proudly told the receptionist he was having a daughter! While this is exciting, it's not the GOOD news.
The good news is about baby girl's cleft. Yes, she still has a cleft lip but it seems to be the mildest case. They once again said it does not appear to involve the pallette. If it does it will be very mild. This is wonderful news. And we got great news about the lip as well. The doctor said clefts normally appear as a "gap" in the lip. Ours is NOT a gap but more of a line. There is not a large space just looks like the skin didn't close. Basically, he said we have the best case scenario for a cleft. The craniofacial team will take a look at the pictures and get involved but he strongly feels after surgery she will be just fine and you won't even be able to tell. Yeah!
We had already accepted the diagnosis and we OK with it all. But this lifted our spirits and really made our day. She will still require probably 2 surgeries but that's ok.