Newborn Appearance. They aren’t always “cute” at birth!. http://pregnancy.about.com/od/newbornbabies/ig/Newborn-Photo-Gallery/Newborn-Baby-Birth-Photo.htm. Molded head. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/newborn/FL00098. Molded head, continued.
A newborn's legs and feet often look bowed or bent, thanks to the cramped quarters of the womb. As long as your newborn's legs and feet are flexible and can easily be moved about, there's no need for concern. The curves typically straighten on their own as the baby becomes more mobile.
This infant is 7 hours old. The cord is plump and pale yellow in appearance. One of the umbilical arteries is visible protruding from the cut edge. A normal cord has two arteries (small, round vessels with thick walls) and one vein (a wide, thin-walled vessel that usually looks flat after clamping).
A dry, flaky, peeling appearance of the skin is very common in newborns. Although this can be distressing to parents, it does not need treatment and will spontaneously resolve.
You may notice reddish or pink patches above the hairline at the back of the neck, on the eyelids, or between your newborn's eyes. These marks — sometimes nicknamed stork bites or angel kisses — are caused by collections of blood vessels close to the skin. Marks between the eyes usually fade with time. Marks on the nape of the neck usually remain, although they may become less noticeable as your baby gets older.
The way a baby sucks when feeding creates friction on the lips, which can cause blisters. Such blisters are more common in breastfed babies than in formula-fed babies, probably because nursing babies have to create suction with their mouths in a way that causes more rubbing. Parents don't need to do anything about lip blisters, which usually aren't painful. Lip blisters tend to show up among younger babies and are occasionally present at birth. If present at birth, the blisters are evidence that the newborn was sucking on his/her fingers or toes in utero.
This is bruising and deformation of the scalp caused by vacuum extraction. This child's scalp was fine within a week after birth.