Eden’s Baby

I’m a big Suzanne Brockmann fan. I read the book where Izzy’s wife Eden (who was given a date rape drug) had a baby and the baby wasn’t black, so Izzy no longer believes her. He still loves her but he doesn’t believe her.

I had heard that all babies come out about the same color, and Eden’s baby was premature on top of that… So, I went looking. I found two relevant quotes.

Babies of all races and ethnicities are born with reddish-purple skin that changes to pinkish-red within a day or so. The pink tint comes from the red blood vessels that are visible through your baby’s still-thin skin. Because your baby’s blood circulation is still maturing, his hands and feet may be bluish for a few days. Over the next six months, your baby’s skin will develop its permanent color.


Newborn skin varies in appearance according to how far along your baby is at birth. Premature babies have thin, almost transparent skin that may be covered with a fine, downy hair called lanugo.

Both are from Why Newborns Look So Funny

Seems like Izzy could have used the internet too.