Ever since Kylie was 3 months, she has had a strawberry hemangioma birthmark on her left cheek. People still come up to me and ask “whats on her cheek?” At church, the children are pointing and asking their parents “whats wrong with her face?” I know that it’s just the innocence of a child but I sometimes get really upset. I shouldn’t be angry or feel sorry for Kylie. I don’t ever want her to think that there is something ‘wrong’ with her. She is such a beautiful baby, her spirit has brightened our lives in so many ways. Jonny and I don’t even realize that it’s there until someone points it out.
I’ve just recently joined a group on cafemom.com. Its a group of mothers who have babies with birthmarks. I can’t even describe how much this has helped me! Talking with moms in similar situations has been such a breath of fresh air for me. I always knew that the birthmark will go away within the next couple years, but having that reassurance from mothers who’ve experienced it, has made that worry in the back of my mind disappear.
10 months old its starting to fade