\When Sophie was born the doctor handed her to me all nice and wrapped up. As I turned her to me to take a good look at her I noticed that she had a mark on her forehead. After I asked about it I learned that it was what is known as a nevus.
I had never heard of it so I just kind assumed it was something that would eventually go away. I didn't really think too much of it and kind of thought that when she was older I would check into getting it removed. In my mind I thought doctors can remove anything with a laser so it should be a piece of cake. In my eyes it didn't matter that she had this spot on her, she was still beautiful. I did have a few people make comments that were very hurtful and after one
She does go and have her graft checked on a yearly basis. Luckily we take her to New Orleans for that so no long trip anymore. So far things have gone very well, but there is talk that we may have another surgery down the road to make the scar a bit smaller. Hopefully that won't be for awhile though. I did keep her hair cut in bangs for years to kind of hide the scar.
I finally got brave and let them grow out and while we do occasionally get looks, they are few and far between. She has another year before she begins school and I think that will probably be when we have to start dealing with the questions. Hopefully it won't be too bad.