BBwas not the beautiful looking baby you would expect when he was born. This sounds horrible as his mother and of course I thought he was perfect but it had been traumatic labour resulting in a forceps delivery and he looked like he had been in ten rounds with Mike Tyson he was so battered and bruised.
|Look at the forceps marks! Poor little bruised boy!|
|1 week old – can you see the sore patch above the right side of his lip?|
|1 month old – quite obvious now!|
Over the next six months they grew and became redder and more raised. The birthmark on his face was the size of a 10p piece and the one on his tummy slightly larger. I was very proud of my baby but people could be very rude or ignorant, and maybe before experiencing this I may have been guilty of it but they would stop and say ‘What have you been doing to your baby? Has mummy been hurting you again?’ or even better ‘Mummy really needs to give your little face a wipe doesn’t she?’ Then once going through the explanation that it is indeed a birthmark, no it can’t be removed and yes it will go away, I would get comments like ‘But he would be so handsome without it. What a shame.’ I would have to walk away with gritted teeth ensuring them that he is handsome to me and that I would still think this even if it did not go away!
|At it’s peak!|
We as a family just got used to it. It became a part of him, a quirky feature and I loved him all the more for it.
When my son hit 18 months we started to notice that the one on his tummy was going white. Over the course of the next year the same happened to the one on his face and they both started to get smaller, like they were dissolving. My son is now 2 years and 10 months and they have both practically vanished. You can see where they were a little bit, if you look closely and he has a few thread veins visible which might never go. It really changed the look of his face. It seemed strange but I felt a little sad that it had gone. All of a sudden he seemed more grown up. Again we have totally got used to him without one. But to us our children are beautiful regardless.
We wondered when we had the twins whether they would have any birth marks – again both were born perfect, but Chilled out boy within two weeks developed one on his nipple which is still very apparent. Little Madam doesn’t have one. This time I was not concerned at all. It will go in its own time.
|You would never know a birthmark had ever been there!|