‘Strength is true beauty and Immi has plenty of that': TV reporter Sam Squiers shares heartwarming photo of her premature baby’s birthmark that she calls her ‘Wonder Woman kiss’
Australian TV reporter Sam Squiers has shared an adorable photo of her newborn baby girl, Imogen, with a strawberry pink birthmark she calls her ‘Wonder Woman kiss’.
Sharing the heartwarming photo on her Instagram page, Sam wrote: ‘You may notice Immi’s hemangioma. It wasn’t there when she was born but popped up 6 days afterwards, starting off as a tiny pressure point.
‘They occur in 1 in 10 babies and are more common in premmies, girls and babies under 1.4kgs – so Immi ticked all the boxes.
‘It’s not there forever, they do go away on their own but because it’s so close to Immi’s eye & growing we’re treating it with #propranolol,’ she went on.
The first time mother and her husband Ben, both from Queensland, welcomed their bundle of joy Imogen Grace Squiers on the morning of June 13.
The 35-year-old Channel Nine journalist underwent an emergency caesarean after suffering a placental abruption – a serious pregnancy complication where the placenta detaches from the womb, causing her baby to be delivered at 32 weeks.
Sam went on to say the birthmarks are sometimes called ‘strawberry kisses or stork kisses’.
‘But given Immi’s battle over the last 38 weeks, we have been calling hers her Wonder Woman kiss because this little girl has shown Ben and I her incredible strength fighting her way through some incredibly tough times in NICU,’ she wrote.
‘She’s made of stronger stuff than us and after seeing the struggles of some of the parents in NICU if Immi comes out with just a hemangioma, then we’re doing incredibly well.
‘I’ve always said strength is true beauty and Immi already has plenty of that.’
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