Sorry for the thread hyjack. Back to our stork bites....
So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!
My 3rd DD had stork bites that went away by age 2. Then her sister (age 4 at the time) ran her over with her bike("She didn't move out of the way!"), and DD's stork bites returned with the giant goose egg that appeared. They went away again a few months later.
I guess it depends on the bites/kid.
My 6 mo old was born with stork bite under her nose - totally faded now. Can't see it at all.
I had no idea so many babies had stork bites on their eyelids! DS has one on his left eyelid. He is 6 mo and it has absolutely faded. It is still there but I think I'm the only person who sees it unless he is throwing a fit. Also has one on the back of his head but it is hidden now by his hair.
Here is baby Ezra. Only a few hours old here.
She just turned 3.
My midwife said they'd be gone within the first few months, the dr said within the first year. Oh well. It isn't like they bother her, and I'm not in the least worried anymore!
Thanks to everyone for sharing their pics and experiences! At the very least, it's nice to know it's so common, and not like my Cady has some sort of "weird birthmark." Lol.
All of our babies are gorgeous; just have to throw that out there. :-) Here's a recent pic of my Cady, processed but without me "taking out" her bites via airbrushing or similar.
I wouldn't trade this face for anything!
Part hippie-chick, part type-A career woman, all mama. Enjoying life as a wife to my partner of 11 years, and a mama to our smarty-pants toddler, Cadence.
See my bold below. My almost 5yo's are the most noticeable when she's worked up or crying--any time a person would be red-faced, so to speak. I truly forget how "marked" she was as an infant until I look back at her super-newborn pics.
ETA: I deleted the huge photo files. Slowing my computer.
DD was peppered with stork bites when she was born. The worst was on her right eyelid. It was very purple. Then she had a streak of them very similar to your DD's that went down her nose and above her lip. There was even some blemish right under her lip. She also had one the size of a nickle on the side of her head, covered by hair, and the traditional nape of the neck one.
She was also born with a small red blemish right next to her right ear that over the course of about a month grew to the size of a gumball (compound hemangioma). This was our main concern. We were just really thankful that the other marks did not grow like that one.
At 2.5, you would have no idea. I will always notice, but I don't think anyone else does. The stork bites might flare when she gets upset, but I am madly in love with each and every one of them, and they are nothing anyone would question. I love how her nose is always a little bit rosier than the rest of her face. The hemangioma is almost always covered by her hair now and is much duller, and will be surgically removed when we are ready for that.
Lovin' my four-pack: M, S, a different M, and me.
All those splotchy babies just look like babies to me, lol! I don't think I've seen many babies without some red marks here and there. To me, it's part of the squishy newness of a baby, and mark of how tiny they still are!
My kids have all faded quite a bit, too. I don't notice anyone's anymore...except the baby's. She, actually, has way more than the others. Her cord was wrapped tightly around her body twice, and where her cord was she has huge deep red/purple marks. As she grows, it is taking up less of her, but as a newborn it covered probably 1/2 of her back. I wonder if those will ever go away?
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
My daughter was born with stork bites.
She is a month old in this picture.
Here she is at 2.
you can still see them VERY LITTLE.
Here she is at 5.
She is 7 now and I can only see them when she has a fever or has been crying really hard.
I will admit my child has a little color and that might play into the fact that they are not visible but I dont really know.
Little Miss had stork bites on the back of her neck and on her back... she was born sunny-side up, I wonder if that has anything to do with it. In any case, they were so perfectly placed on her spine, and were hidden by her hair, I was actually sad to see them go. They're nearly undetectable now, she's 13 months.
And on 09/23/2011, we were three; husband, daughter, and me!