So it’s pretty clear from my last post or two that I was a little concerned about the size of my bump and not feeling movement. The movement thing changed late last week and comes sporadically but is good enough for me 🙂
But the bump size thing has really gotten in my head and yesterday someone at work actually asked if I was sure I was four and a half months pregnant because she couldn’t see the bump. That was the latest on a string of similar comments and it was definitely the last straw. So even though my anatomy scan is in a week I called my doctor and asked for a heartbeat check.
And guess what I heard? The most beautiful sound ever – my baby’s heartbeat strong and wonderful.
When I told my doctor why I had been so upset he looked at me and said “you have to understand – not everyone is your friend. And even your friends may not really be your friends like you think. People don’t think before they speak and sometimes they say things to try to upset you. And for those who are not your genuine friends there are 2 types of people – idiots and assholes. People who are too stupid to know what they’re saying and people who are just trying to upset you. So the next time someone says something to upset you just assume they’re either an idiot or an asshole and just ignore them and walk away.”
Sound advice from a medical professional. I think I’ll try that from now on.