|Reviews for This Woman's Work|
| Esme Incognito chapter 7 . 6/27/2012
Thank god for Esme. She fixes everything!
| Esme Incognito chapter 5 . 6/27/2012
Pregnant women, their bellies swollen with life, had no concept of what empty arms felt like. She wanted to smack the happy oblivion off of their faces, and school them on the horror of losing a child. - But not really. Their babies deserved to live and be cherished.
This is beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. You've really captured the conflicted feelings she's going through.
I hope they don't cheat on each other, but you've certainly painted a good picture of their feelings and circumstances, which may lead them to do so.
Enjoying your story so far. Thanks for sharing it.
| Esme Incognito chapter 2 . 6/20/2012
Glad she got rid of Lauren right away! Love a strong Bella...
| Esme Incognito chapter 1 . 6/20/2012
Poor Bella. Must be so hard to go through something like that, and to be reminded by a thoughtless phone call makes it all the worse!
Looking forward to your story.
| edwardxbellatogetherforever chapter 1 . 6/2/2012
I'd really love to read more of this. It's a great plot. Please, please, please don't abandon this! :(
| carebear309 chapter 7 . 10/10/2011
IF Bella wants to continue her relationship with Edward, she needs to leave Jacob. Seems like he's been tempted himself with Leah so I don't think either of them are happy right now.
| k8ln713 chapter 7 . 10/10/2011
hi! it's good to see you're back! it's been a while since i started readin this so when this got updated i had to start from the beginnin again to get back on track.
this was a good chapter. sucks that the way edward found out bella was married was because esme gave bella an ultimatum out of protection. im kinda scared how he's gonna confront bella after he processed this new information. i kno from the summary that bella & jake will get a divorce & bella & edward will reconnect in 3 yrs, so im wonderin how soon that part of the story's gonna be up.
ok update soon cuz i really like this! :)
| RubyRoseDee chapter 6 . 8/6/2011
I have been gone for quite awhile and was so happy to see this update.
The time they spent alone was really sweet but not as sweet as the kiss. They are entering some pretty dangerous ground here. And Jacob? What was he up to while he was out carousing?
I know it has been a while but if you write it I will read it.
| k8ln713 chapter 6 . 5/6/2011
this is a really good story. i hope u update soon. i want to see how bella and edward finally get together, esp since it hasn't got to the point where bella and jacob are divorced, and that b & e haven't bumped into each other in 3 yrs. plz update! :)
| mugglemom08 chapter 3 . 3/28/2011
Jacob is a fucking tool. " Ever since her in-patient stay, Jacob had given his wife gentle massages and had taken to brushing her hair. His brushstrokes close to her scalp lulled her into a deep, organic sleep and tamed her tension. She had never returned the favor." She's grieving the loss of her daughter, you asshat!
| lolafalana71 chapter 6 . 2/9/2011
Oh girly, it is sooooo good to see this story moving along again! I nearly shouted out my joy when I found the alert in my inbox.
I can't wait to see the next couple chappys.
Glad to see you back and thank the Godess for the Fung Shui. :-)
| edwards-debussy chapter 6 . 2/8/2011
So nice to see this story return! I have to admit, though, I'm reading with a sense of dread, knowing heartache is inevitable in the near future. Looking forward to more of this story!
| hippie starr chapter 6 . 2/8/2011
Bella is painting herself into a corner here. Vicky is right, she is fooling herself here. There is no way for this not to blow up in her face and for more than one person to wind up heart broken.
I love that Edward believes in fate. That fact alone should help him to forgive Bella -in time- once all this comes out.
As much as I would like Bella too kick Jacob to the curb and have a HEA with Edward I know it's not as clear cut as that. At this moment in time Bella isnt in a place to have a healthy relationship with either guy. Poor girl is drowning and doesnt even know it. Hopefully between the antidepressants and agreeing to talk to someone she'll be able to start to heal.
I was thrilled that the dr. mentioned PPD. So many people dont realize that you can in fact have PPD after a m/c. Whether you have a baby to show for it or not your body was in fact pregnant and now is not; you go through the same hormone fluctuations and emotion changes as you would after a live birth. *sigh* a fact I know all too well. At least Bella seems to have a good support system. Now for her to actually *use* said support system.
I really dont like NM break ups and any extended period apart but it's kind of inevitable here. So I'm trying to put on my big girl panties and prepare for it. I have faith that they will get their HEA but first Bella is going to have to work on healing herself, well that AND ending her marriage. Even though their marriage is doomed they would probably do well with some couples counseling as well. Not couples as in fix the marriage counseling, but couples grief counseling. They went in to this together and could do with grieving together so that they can have closure there to be able to move on.
People dont realize that guys grieve over a m/c too. Unfortunately the men usually handle it differently and can wind up isolating their mate in the process which seems to be the case here. Sometimes you can come back from it but not in others, as again, seems to be the case here.
Poor Edward, he seems so sweet and I hate the thought of him getting his heart broken here.
Is it painfully obvious here that I'm so busy worrying about the inevitable catastrophe to come that I have trouble focusing on the here and now? I'm watching through my fingers to see how all of this plays out. Anxiously awaiting the next update.
| forgotten22 chapter 6 . 2/7/2011
I was very excited to see an update for this story waiting for me in my inbox! Welcome back! Sorry you were having a rough time there getting in the writing mood. I understand how that can be! And it definitely sucks. You did great on this chapter though :)
I am excited for more Edward and Bella time, but am a little worried for Bella about Jake. And worried a little about their relationship. I think she definitely needs to work out her relationship with Jake over the holidays while Edward is away and she has some space to think. I feel like it could get pretty ugly if she keeps hiding it from him. And I think Edward could be a bit understanding about Jake, but it'd be best to tell him soon as well.
Hopefully seeing someone about possibly dealing with post-partum will be helpful for her. She very well could be dealing with that. It's hard to lose a child even one you've never met. I'm thinking also though that the spark just isn't there for her and Jake and that may be half the cause too? But I'm no dr. so I have no idea.
You're doing excellent! :) I'm looking forward to the next update to see where this story is going! :) Good luck with your writing and I do hope the Feng Shui and Force will be with you ;) Have a wonderful week!
| carebear309 chapter 6 . 2/7/2011
Oh such a dangerous game Bella is playing but I much rather her with Edward. I just find it hard to believe that in a town that small Edward wouldn't know she was married.