After I delivered her I immediately heard whispering. I didn't know what was going on. She looked perfect to me. 5 pounds, 9.5 ounces, 19.5 inches long...of sheer perfection. Although, I was still STUNNED that she was a girl. Her newborn APGAR scores were 9 and 10. There was no indication to me that anything was "wrong". However, the hospital staff kept saying, "Well, we just want to have her looked at a little further...".
"Cleidocranial Dysplasia" literally means, "Abnormal formation of the bones of the head, and the collarbones". When the nurses in the hospital suspected my child was "abnormal" after delivery it was because her head was BIG. And there was a reason for that. NONE of the bones in her head were as close together as they were supposed to be. Her "soft spot" was the entire top of her head. It took 8 years to close.