This beautiful baby girl was born with a unique condition that has caused dark spots all over her body.
Quality analyst Toneka Rogers Robinson, 32, from Dallas, Texas, and her husband, entrepreneur Justin, 34, met in high school and had been together for 17 years before the birth of their baby girl Jireh.
Throughout her pregnantcy , Toneka went to regular appointments with her doctor and carried out several tests to ensure that everything went smoothly.
Jireh was born in June 2021, a happy and healthy baby, but the couple were initially concerned as Jireh was born with dark sports all over her skin.
Their doctors quickly reassured Toneka and Justin that the marks were only superficial Jireh was perfectly healthy.
Jireh was diagnosed with Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (CMN) visible pigmented (melanocytic) proliferations in the skin that are present at birth.
The condition is not hereditary and is caused by the faulty development of pigment cells in the first trimester of pregnancy.
This condition occurs in around one percent of infants worldwide. There is an increased risk of melanoma with this condition.
Toneka and Justin began sharing photos of their daughter on Instagram to keep family up to date, but Jireh’s unique appearance garnered attention and her Instagram account @_jirehjoy_ now has over 7,000 followers.
The couple loves being able to show the world their beautiful child and are excited that Jireh will grow up in a world that is becoming more accepting of differences.
“Justin and I are high school sweethearts. We dated for nine years and had our eight-year wedding anniversary in February,” said Toneka.
“After attending college and working in separate states, we married and settled in Dallas in 2013.
“In 2019, we became pregnant with our first child, Justice. She was born early at twenty-eight weeks, but her prognosis was excellent, and she was expected to make a full recovery.
“We lost her unexpectedly at four weeks old.
“Five months later, we learned that we were pregnant with Jireh.
“While still mourning, we began the process of a high-risk pregnancy. I had numerous appointments and tests to ensure the safety of this pregnancy.
“Jireh was born at thirty-eight weeks and two days, via a planned caesarean.