Reeder says that baby Graham’s dramatic molding on his head was likely due to his position during birth.
“His head was tilted a bit to the side so the molding isn’t centered and it caused his mama to push for a bit longer than if he would have been in a better position. Soon after birth the molding went down, and by few days old he had a perfectly shaped head.”
Beautiful baby Graham was welcomed into the world by mama Nikki and dad Chris on Valentine’s Day – a true love baby. While it was not an easy birth, Reeder describes Nikki as “Wonder Woman” and once he was born, they got right to work blessing the sweet boy with love.
So mamas-to-be, while it looks really dramatic and maybe even a little scary – don’t be worried if your baby is born with a cone-shaped head! It will most likely change shape in the coming days or weeks and may even have blood or fluid built up under the scalp – again, completely normal and will likely disappear in the coming days. You can read more about it on Medline Plus, and learn about other common head-related things on What to Expect.
Special thanks to mama Nikki and dad Chris, and to Kayla Reeder for sharing this story and these amazing photos with us! You can see the full gallery and read the whole story on Kayla Reeder Photography. You can also follow Kayla Reeder Photography on Facebook and Instagram.