Originally Posted by Laurski
Ellie doesn't have any at all, at least as far as I can tell, which surprised me. Do freckles, beauty marks, etc. show up as they get older?
(As an aside, does anyone else wish their skin was as soft and smooth as their LOs? Ellie has such gorgeous skin...I'm jealous! )
yes... and yes.
I paid a lot of attention to getting moles (beauty marks) and freckles. I am pretty sure freckles can come and go no matter your age but rarely will a baby have them. My brother developed his around age 4 and they got very obvious (we are a very pale lot, so freckles just pop on our skin)... but now at age 20 they are actually gone. My own moles... I had NONE at birth and now have hundreds of tiny little ones and a few large ones I have had to have a doctor check out (but were benign)
According to wikipedia (which may or may not be true) about 1 in 100 babies are born with moles... and most develop in the first 20 years of life.
As I have already said... DH has a ton of freckles and moles too, they run in both of our families... so we have very little doubt that Mae will have them as she grows older... but for now she just has the birthmarks and also...
the only thing I dont want of maes is her ease of getting "heat pimples" if she so much as falls asleep on our chest half her face will fill up with little red bumps. They go away as she cools of though. Hope that doesnt last into her adult life or it will REALLY suck for her!