I'm 23 weeks pregnant (eep!). I started reading this but had to stop. When should I finish it?
Chatsworth for me, please!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am 15 weeks now and was hoping that she would be due around the same time. Heh.
@Ophelia I lived on peanut butter toast for weeks! My midwife said it's fine.
Congratulations, Jane! What a beautiful and fun looking wedding. That picture of you and your mom walking down the street (with Edith?) is perfection. Your mom is stunning, and you look just like her!
@dtowngirl I'm glad I'm not the only one who kind of wanted to punch Daniel.
@Bittersweet It comes from the Latin "audire" meaning to hear or listen. The auditor is supposed to listen to and guide the person being audited, with very little verbal intervention other than acknowledging what they have said or asking very specific questions that are set for each "process" being audited. This is deliberately opposed to other types of therapies that may involve the counselor making suggestions or leading questions, or otherwise influencing the thoughts and ideas of the person being counseled.
I also grew up in Scientology, and it sounds like we're about the same age. My mom was "on staff" in the early 80s too. My mom is still in the church, but I'm unofficially not.
Thank you for writing with such clarity. I can't wait to read the rest.
I'm so sorry you went through this, but thank you for writing about it so beautifully. Miscarriage is so common, but it's rare to read an account of it that captures the ambivalence and the pain.
I also had a surprise pregnancy this spring, which I miscarried naturally three weeks after discovering it wasn't viable (a situation I described as being a little bit pregnant). Like your friend said, for me it was the impetus to decide I really do want a baby and soon and I'm now about 11 weeks pregnant. Being pregnant after a loss is terrifying, and it took me months for my desire to have a baby was greater than the fear. Good luck to you, whatever you decide in the future.
Is there a more American name than Wyatt Whitebread?