My beautiful second daughter.
She just turned one recently
She was a month early and only 5 pounds when newborn
Oh, that thing on her face? That looks like a huge blood blister? That's called a Hemangioma, or strawberry mark. Thanks to much internet research and hunting down the proper doctor, it's almost gone now. A recent treatment option was discovered a few years ago, when a doctor realized children treated with Propanolol (a beta blocker) had their hemangiomas shrink and in some cases disappear. For some children they go away by age 3, but with where that one is I wanted to do what I could in the least invasive way possible.
I never photoshop them out of my images of her, because it is a part of her. Honesty in photography is important to me.
My goofy cutie.