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.
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