When she was born, she was born with a small skin tag on her left ear. It was more noticeable as a baby because she didn't have hair to cover it. As she grew older, so did her hair. Her hair covered it very well but eventually the dreaded days came when kids started to notice it. We explained to her that is was just like a birth mark. She was born with it and many people are born with other birth marks as well and it wasn't anything to be ashamed of. Needless to say, she still asked us to have it removed.
|Refusing to smile. Too nervous.|
I was sad about it mostly because that's how she was given to me. Her skin tag had a story as well. One that I didn't learn until after she was born and her pediatrician asked me one simple questions. "Did all of her ultrasounds come back normal?"
I paused and told her that they had. Then I mentioned that at the 20 week ultrasound they had seen a spot of possible fluid in one of her organs (either kidney or liver, I can't remember anymore!) and that they weren't sure if it was just a reflection so I should have it checked again at a later date. We weren't worried and when they did another ultrasound at 28 weeks everything looked perfect so we assumed it was just a reflection.
The pediatrician got a sly smile and said that is exactly what she was wondering. According to her, they are finding that fetus's that have this come up in their 20 week ultrasound often have a skin tag somewhere around their face as a result.
How weird. Just so weird.
|Holding ice on it before the numbing shot. Also watching Toy Story 3.|
Anyway the skin tag is now gone. She's still embarrassed because she has stitches now and will not be getting them out until next Tuesday. The procedure went really really well and she didn't even know he was taking it off when he was.
Is it bad that the entire time I was there, I was tempted to ask the doctor how much new boobs would cost me? I really honestly wanted to but I could only image Katelyn's jaw would have dropped and she would have been humiliated that I just talked about boobs with a guy we don't know.