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Baby Dren's First Photo Album

If you haven't seen the family's home movies of Dren -- now in theaters under the title "Splice" -- you might not want to leaf through the album just yet...

She was cute from the moment she poked her little head out...

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This is a picture of her mother, back when she was a newborn. Can you see the family resemblance?

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Here's Dren's bio-Mommy and obstetrician on the day she was born! The doctor was so excited to see her he forgot to say if she was a boy or a girl. He just kept shouting, "It's alive! It's alive! It's alive!"

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Her very first photo: We weren't quite sure which end was which at first!

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She always loved to hang from the ceiling, even before she could walk.

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Her cousin Bunny, who lived in London, used to like to sleep on a dish when she was little. Adorable!

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"Come to Mommy!" Baby Dren's first steps. So lucky we had the camera ready!

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She loved that little plushy bear! She named it Ginger.

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Her graduation picture. They grow up so fast!

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Sinead is a distant relative from Ireland. We're not quite sure what the relationship is.

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Her favorite outfit: She has always loved those feathers!

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We think she should do some more modeling. With a figure like that...!

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Have you ever seen a girl who was just so BUILT to wear spike heels?!?!

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Oh, my. Remember her androgynous phase? She kept saying she was a "Smashing Pumpkin."

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One thing's for sure: That girl could eat anything she wanted and never gain an ounce!

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