Natalie Ann Holt was born on her due date on July 18th, 2018. She was 7 pounds 9 ounces.
Immediately after she was born, it was discovered that she was having a difficult time breathing. Doctors at RWMC found that she was born with a cleft palate and a smaller than normal jaw, which causes her tongue to fall back and obstruct her airway. This is known as Pierre-Robin Sequence. Natalie spent the first 6 weeks of her life in the NICU at Mayo Clinic Rochester.