Baby, baby, baby…

I got a Facebook message this weekend basically asking how we would be managing the business with our new baby coming. I actually had to think about how to answer this, and to be completely honest, we really don’t know yet. The birth of our last son was extremely difficult for both of us. We came very close to losing him, and both the birth and his illness were some of the lowest points of my life, emotionally. I am fairly certain I suffered pretty badly from post traumatic stress, actually, and because of all this, I do have a lot of anxiety and stress about how things will go this time. I do know I will need to take at least a few weeks off no matter what happens with the birth. After a lot of discussion, my husband and I have decided that it will be best for us to step back from social media during that time so that we can focus on the baby, resting and healing, and transitioning to a family of eight. We know you will understand and support us in this decision, because our readers are the best! We’ve also decided that releasing Omega in early August is the soonest we can possibly manage. I’ve been slowed down by the carpal tunnel a bit and we both want to make sure that this book is worth the wait for our readers. We promise that it will be amazing, so keep an eye out for a preorder, which should be popping up soon.

We’ve also decided that we need to really cut back on our travel for 2016. The three years after our last son was born have been absolutely a blur to us. A messy, crazy, but awesome blur. We have had so much fun traveling and meeting readers, peers, and making new friends. It’s so easy to get excited about going to new places and meeting all these awesome people, and we can’t wait to do more of that and see all of you again, but for the year following this birth we will need to stay home as much as possible. We are realizing that we just won’t ever get this time back. We don’t want to miss this time together with our kids. We do have a few things that we have already committed to, and we will make sure we are at those events at the very least, so be checking your emails for announcements regarding when those will be.

Again, I really hope that you will understand and we want you to know how much we appreciate you all.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  1. Chris Adams says:

    I think it is marvelous you will be taking time off Jasinda. You deserve the time to heal and be with your family. Sending you many good wishes for a safe and easy delivery. We will wait patiently for Omega when it is ready. The most important thing is that you are well and your family is happy.

  2. Nicole Balsamo says:

    Jasinda, thank you so much for sharing such personal details of your journey through parenthood. Although we patiently await the release of Omega, no work commitment is ever worth your family’s health or well being. Back in December 2014, my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Six months later I still feel grief and isolation that affect me daily. You are not alone in your struggle. Everyday is a new day. Us from the invisible mom’s club support you and shower you with love.

  3. Sharilyn Dickerson says:

    The most important thing is your family and that you and baby are doing well. You guys have been SO busy and deserve some time off to just relax and be together with your children. Praying for your family and that everything goes well with your pregnancy and the delivery and everything after! <3

  4. Sending you all the love and support to your beautiful family. Some days being a mom of 3 and trying to balance my super woman list is hard, I can’t imagine how long your list is with all you manage. Take all the time to be with your newest blessing and bond as a family. These are the moments to be cherished. Whether you are on-line or not, I will send you my happy messages on how much I love Omega. I can’t wait for it. Thank you Jasinda & Jack for being Amazing. Love you both.

    xoxo,

    Mary

  5. Beth Readd says:

    There is nothing more important than the birth of a child and the special time of bonding after they are born. I applaud you for this decision and know that I will still be waiting to hear from you again! Enjoy this special time after your child is born. With your other children, your hands and hearts are full!!!!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Jasinda,

    Nothing is more important than family. A new baby is a blessing and a gift. Your health and that of your family is all that matters. God Bless you and your family. Xoxoxo – Jennifer / JBs Book Obsession.

  7. Dear Jasinda, I remember the day I met you and your husband at a book signing here in NY. You had stars in your eyes. Such happiness and love for what you were doing. Over the years I have watched you grow. I have read all of your books and we just can’t get enough of you. You have given us your all. You have shared your happiness, your joys,hopes and dreams, and treated us all like we were family! You need to take your time and enjoy all the that you have achieved. Enjoy this time with your family, it goes by so quickly! We won’t forget you. We will enjoy all the wonderful books you have yet to write. I pray that the birth goes smoothly. And that all is well. And one day while you are changing him/ or her, blow some bubbles on her belly for me. Know that you are loved and we will be patiently waiting for your return. Hugs from Charlie and JoAnne from NY.

  8. Shelly Mathis says:

    Good for you….and your hubby. Those precious first days home are to be quiet and calm. In a house with six kiddos though….you may have to farm out to some relatives to get the rest you and baby need. Congratulations and best of luck in another new phase in life. And as the mom of three…20, 17 and 12..Enjoy every second because they are small for such a short time. Love and hugs<3

  9. Congratulations to you and yours! Your health is tantamount. I had 4 miscarriages before I had my daughter, then my son four years later. I was an emotional wreck for each pregnancy and there was little anyone could say or do to help me through. It’s like you know you’ll come out blessed on the other end, but you still have the residual feelings from the difficulties you’ve already experienced.

    Hang in there, it’s so worth it and allow yourself to feel what you have to feel to get through this.

    Take the time you need to enjoy your family. Much love and joy to all of you.

  10. Cheryl Nasca says:

    Much love and happiness to you and your family. I pray for great health and everyone who loves you will understand that you need some family time! Enjoy and we will be waiting for you when you are ready!

  11. Ellen Montoya says:

    Jasinda, you need to do what you need to do. We will all be here waiting for you, when you see fit to return. Bit by bit, as it works for you. I’ve been down that road of difficult birth/baby. It makes your world take on a singular focus. I’m very happy for you! Enjoy your Michigan summer….I feel it will be a great one! Wishing you a smooth birth and year, and much happiness to you and your family.

  12. PAULA MARIE says:

    Oh no worries. I understand and I know your other fans will too.
    Just focus on what is important.

    God Bless!

  13. Angela Stathis-Soultanis says:

    Hope all goes well and have a wonderful time with your family… I think all of us, especialy the moms, knows how precious is the first days for you and your whole family with a new baby!
    Also I’m sure that you’ll be back when you’re ready to…and we’ll be waiting!!!

  14. Michelle Ali Deonarine says:

    Congratulations Jasinda, on your baby. 🙂 Prayers and happiness to you and your family. Hope you have a safe delivery and a beautiful and healthy baby. Do what you need to you! Be the wonderful mother, we fans, know you are! We will be waiting for you when you are ready. Love you Jasinda and God bless you and your family! ♡♡♡♡ 🙂

  15. Edith says:

    I will be praying for an uncomplicated delivery for you and the baby. You have to do what is best for you and your family and please don’t worry about us, your fans. We, or rather I, will wait patiently for your next project(s). The most important ‘project’ is your baby!! God bless you all. Hugs, ebc

  16. Lydia says:

    Congratulations on your baby. Hope everything is okay. You need to take time off for you and your baby. They grow up so fast. I have five children and fourteen grandchildren. I wish I could go back and do alot of things different but you can’t. So don’t worry about your readers we will still be here. I enjoy your books every much. Enjoy your time off and take care of yourself and the little one. .

  17. Tonya Coleman says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your child. I think it is wonderful that you are taking time off. I have three children myself and my oldest graduated last Sunday. I swear he was just in preschool! It all goes by so fast. Enjoy your family!

  18. glenda stracener says:

    Take care of your self and those babys. Bless you and may all you wishes and dreams come true. Your readers will be here for you.

  19. Gloria Herrera says:

    You are correct! This is such an important time for adjustment. Why add stress when this is the time to bond. I hope you have an easy delivery, with a healthy baby, surrounded by all your loved ones.

  20. Joanna says:

    I wish you all the best with fast heal times and good transitioning for all. You are amazing so I’m sure your family is amazing too. I have triplet boys so I can understand some of your craziness. Good luck and best wishes for you & your family! I promise we will all still be here waiting for you when you find (some) time for us again.

    Until then I’ll just have to re-read your other books 😉

  21. rinib says:

    Thanks for the update! I think your family and yourself are a priority, so you should totally focus on those very important parts of your life. Congratulations on your latest addition!

  22. Melinda says:

    Jasinda! Wishing you all the best! And thank you for everything! Take care of yourself!

  23. Susan says:

    Jasinda,
    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I can’t imagine having 6 children and doing as much writing as you do. I hope things go well for you. I am glad I got to meet you last year in Orlando. It was a pleasure. Yes, you need to take time with your kids. They grow to fast. Have a wonderful day.

  24. Alexisa N says:

    Of course you’re taking time off to be with and take care of your family. If you didn’t you really would be Super Woman. A new born alone requires a lot of attention, that’s not including all your other family members. Could you post a picture of the family after the baby is born, if you can take a minute to breath? In all seriousness I wish you an easy labor, and peace, happiness and health for all your family.

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