Monday, April 11, 2011

I is for...


My beautiful second daughter.

She just turned one recently

She was a  month early and only 5 pounds when newborn

... and at 6 months.
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.

About 8 months old (helping me with my Halloween costume)

My goofy cutie.


  1. That's gorgeous. My daughter had a small one on her butt, and it's disappeared almost completely now. I was afraid it would grow, but the doc told me not to worry. Your daughter is beautiful - I'm glad you didn't edit anything out!

  2. Wow, she sure looks like her sister!! Sah-weeeeeet!!

    Lovely photos. Yes, those little spots generally fade away very well. She is absolutely adorable. Ahhh, to have that soft pure skin again, eh?

    Hey, maybe by dropping ten grand at Westlake Dermatology, I could!! :)


  3. Following from A-Z Your girls are beautiful! Love your pictures!

  4. I'm so jealous - you have GIRLS! I have 2 boys. And even though they are cute and all, they aren't girls. Your photos are breath-taking and make me even more jealous! :)

  5. She is a cutie! Checking you out through the A to Z challenge. I hope you will stop by my world and check out my random thoughts :)

  6. Ivy is devine~!! She has a smile to warm your heart..I wish her a belated happy birthday and wish her well!! Your camera is taking such clear shots, beautiful work...Thanks for sharing..