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My daughter was born at 37 weeks, due to my pre-eclampsia. She was perfect in every way, except for the bright red birthmark on her thigh. But around 5 days there seemed to be a brighter spot in her stork bites. Having been on a parenting forum where a woman had a daughter with one I just knew it was a hemangioma. The ped confirmed it with me. At 2 months one appeared out of no where on her elbow. Thankfully it remained small. But the ped had informed me the one on her thigh was no ordinary birthmark but a hemangioma as well. He said if anymore appeared they would do scans to check for internal ones. Thank god no more appeared!
Today its faded tons and is lots smaller. I thank god it never got to large or had any complications! She has only broken it open once when she fell. Having her walk around and play outside scares the crap out of me because she stumbles a lot and falls and it freaks me out she will break it open again. I can't wait till its gone!
The ped said by around 3 the forehead one should be gone and by puberty the thigh one should go away. The elbow one is fully gone now with no scarring. I have a feeling the one on her head will leave a scar. I am just thankful her bangs have grown lots so it hides it now. I get so tired of the stares and people asking "what's wrong with your daughters forehead" or "where did she get that bruise on her forehead?".
Here she is at 1 day old
Here is the progression
And here is her thigh progression