#98436 – Things Not To Say To A New(ish) Mom

As if all new parents aren’t mildly neurotic about their child’s well-being, our pediatrician casually said the following to us when we took Lillian in a few weeks ago (she was super sick):

Dr: “Have you always noticed her one eye is smaller than the other?”

Us: “No! We never noticed. What????”

Dr: “Yes, look, her left eye is slightly smaller than her right eye” (as watery tears are running down our baby’s face)

Me: “Are you sure it’s not because she’s sick and her eyes are itchy and watery?”

Dr: “Yep, I’ve noticed since she was a newborn, but I just thought it would go away…”

GREAT! Thanks for thoroughly freaking us out, causing me to google eye problems more than I already need to, and have me worried that our baby has ptosis or some operable optical issue.

Why would you say that to new parents?!?!?!?! UGH!

And now… it’s all I see when I look at her.

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