A cleft lip is one of the 4 most common birth defects in babies born in the U.S. The other 3 being heart defect, down syndrome, and spina bifida.
There are about 4 million babies born each year in the U.S.
If 4 million babies are born each year then that leaves about 5,714 babies born with a cleft lip. On average that's 15 cleft babies a day! On January 16th, 2012 MY baby was one of those 15.
Because Curtis and I have no history of clefts that left us with a 2-5% chance that our baby would be born with a cleft lip.
Hudson is no average baby.