Have Returned

Well, I am home.  And it was a good week but in some ways a long week.  Especially the last few days as I took Amtrak north from Santa Ana, California back to Seattle.  We were scheduled to arrive at 8:45 pm last night in Seattle.  We didn’t pull into King Street station until closer to 3 am.  Ty had to catch an early morning flight back to Hawaii and was out the door by 7 am.  I just feel beat.  And very, very queasy.  I had to wear sea bands the entire trip to help with being ‘sea sick’ on the train.

Sleeping on the train wasn’t a problem–the motion helped me sleep–but during the day I battled lots of nausea and trying to find food I could eat when I couldn’t really eat was difficult, but on a positive note, it added to the sense of adventure.  

I couldn’t have done the trip without Ty though.  He does all the driving, all the hauling of luggage, all the calming and soothing.  He’s such a great traveling companion and is very patient with me, and delays, and just life in general.  But especially me and I confess I’m not in great form lately.

I’m now about 9 weeks pregnant and little surfer baby is due May 1st.  I wasn’t going to tell anyone until I hit second trimester but I’m so morning sick night and day and am still getting daily progesterone injections that I’m just not, well, me, and should you see me at an upcoming event and I don’t recognize you (as I didn’t recognize my cousin Lynn Thursday in Laguna Beach) or introduce you repeatedly (as I did with Liza and Megan and my other cousin Jennifer in Laguna at the bookstore) or simply stare off into space or make inappropriate gagging noises you will know not to take it personally. 

But this is why I took the train to Orange County instead of flying, and this is also why I’ve cut down on events for the coming year.  It hasn’t been an easy pregnancy and I’ve been on bedrest for weeks and actually snuck down to California without my doctor’s seal of approval but from now until December I won’t be traveling.  I’m still not allowed to exercise yet but I am going to try to get back to writing and hopefully get a better personality soon, because this first trimester personality of mine leaves much to be desired. 


  1. Hi Jane,

    I haven’t posted here before, but I’ve been following you blog for a while, and of course I love your books.

    I just had to write to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! What terrific, wonderful news! Here’s wishing you a good, uneventful pregnancy (those are the best kind, right?)– so happy for you!



  2. Jane,

    I am so incredibly happy for you and sympathetic also to the way you are feeling!! Can’t wait to hear more about the pregnancy as you go!! You must be even more adorable pregnant!! And I thought that was impossible!! Hope you are feeling as well as possible!! I found ginger tea to be very helpful during my pregnancies.

  3. I’m so thrilled for you, Janie! My most heartfelt congratulations to you and Ty. I know you’ve wanted this for some time and I’m just so happy for you both. All my best wishes that the rest of the pregnancy goes much smoother. 🙂 Love ya!


  4. Congrats!! When I was prgnant and sick as adog my Mom assured me it meant I had lots of hormones and was actually doing well. Nine months of puking later, I can tell you I thought it was worth it. I love your books, but put writing on the back burner, and enjoy this!!!

  5. I’m so excited at this very moment hearing you’re wonderful news……I’m crying here at work, people are staring but I don’t care. My heart is overflowing for you and Ty. Can I babysit?

  6. Congratulations, Jane! I was on progesterone with my second pregnancy and it was a tough go, but my daughter is now 6 and it was definitely worth it. Also, with my third child (now 2 yrs) I was very ill and on and off bedrest, so I completely understand everything you are going through.

    Does that mean you won’t be at ECWC? Or because that’s local it’s ok? Anyway, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Congrats again! 😀

  7. I warned you about Amtrak being late. Arriving in Seattle at 3am must have been weird.
    Still, what fabulous news! Don’t worry about your little mix ups with people and just take care of yourself. Queasy is no fun, but this too will pass – and it will all be worth it when you hold that baby in your arms.

  8. Jane!!! My hand flung up to cover my mouth as I was reading your fantastic news!!! Congratulations to you, Ty and the boys!! You are so giving to your fans. Thank you for sharing this news with us!!!

  9. Aloha Jane!

    Not fun being queasy, but your little bundle will be well worth the bother! We are so looking forward to working with you and Ty. Please give our office a call when you can.

    Oh, BTW, finally got “Flirting with Forty”, and I can tell I’ll have a hard time putting it down and doing some drafting instead!

  10. lovely, lovely, lovely news.
    Sending “plain biscuis and a cup of tea” thoughts your way – or is it water crackers in the US.
    Much love

  11. Congratulations Jane! With everything going on in our country, it’s nice to hear some good news for a change. Take care of yourself.
    Jill W.

  12. Congratulations Jane!! It’s of utmost importance that you take care of yourself and the baby and do what the doctor tells you to so don’t worry about us. Your explanation was very sweet though. We’ll be here to support you and cheer you on all the way through and I hope the pregnancy gets easier on you as it progresses. Many blessings to you, Ty and your family.

    Love & light,
    Christine xo

  13. Such wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you. Congratulations. Being pregnant is the worst – but having that baby is the best!


    Allie smith

  14. What wonderful news, Jane!!! So happy for you, and I can totally relate to the 1st trimester blues. Not too much longer though–take care of yourself and God bless!


  15. OMG!!! JANE!!! I’m so happy for you and Ty!!!! This is simply splendid news, just wonderfu!

    Oh, I do so love babies!!

    I just recently became a grandmother for the second time!! In addition to Cameron Edward who’s 19 months, my oldest daughter gave birth to Brianna Lee on September 3rd!!

    Wishing you an easier pregnancy as you enter your second trimester…and a safe and easy birth!

    Hugs all around!

  16. Jane, congratulations to you and Ty. I’m so sorry you’re having a horrible first trimester.

    Hopefully that means the 2nd will be so much better. That really is the best of the three.

    I wish you TONS of happiness and a healthy happy baby.

    Gentle Hugs

    P.S. Tea and crackers works. Eat them and drink your tea before you get out of bed in the morning. No caffeine tea though.

  17. Congratulations! So sorry that you are not feeling well. Hopefully, you will feel better soon. Take care of yourself and little surfer-to-be!

  18. Congratulations Jane AND Ty! You guys are in this together and we are all praying, sending positive vibes, whatever you want to call it – for both you and the baby’s good health.

    Be sweet to yourself – everything else will work itself out.

  19. Congrats on the baby!

    This the second good baby news I have heard. (The other is my niece’s adoptive mother. She is at 19 weeks – also in her 40’s – with five adopted special needs kids, and two non-special needs that are her own.)

  20. Okay, you are officially exempt from any begging for East Coast visits. Congratulations babe!! Heartfelt, long-distance wishes for feeling good and strong – and no puking!

  21. Jane, Huge congratulations to you Ty and your boys. I hope you feel better soon so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.


  22. OMG 🙂 Congrats Jane 🙂 That is so awesome!! I wish you all the best. Sending you some positive vibes and lots of hugs to you and the little one on the way !!!

    Much love,

  23. Just dropped by and read your good news Jane – many many congratulations to you and Ty. I hope the nausea etc gets easier as the pregnancy develops.

    Wishing you a safe and easier time from now on



  24. Congratulations Jane, Ty and boys! I am so happy for you all. Sending good vibes your way that you are feeling better soon.

  25. Jane!!! Congratulations! How exciting to hear you’re expecting a little one. Oh honey, I hear you about the morning sickness.. who ever thought to call it morning sickness anyway? I had it morning noon and night. Sorry to tell you but I hoped and prayed that after those 12 weeks I’d be free from broken blood vessles all over my face. Lets just say that by my 38th week, when I finally told the doctor to do a C-seciton or I’d do it myself, I knew the inside of my toilet better than Kohler! Zofran!! Zofran is a miracle drug that you pop under your tongue just when you feel ready to lose it and you experience an almost orgasmic relief as you suddenly lose your sickness. Best of luck and lots of hugs to you. Did I say congratulations? Sorry to hear about your bedrest. I was there myself. No pressure but think you’ll crank out another book while your laid up?

    take care sweetie!
    Lisa Yunt
    Auburn, WA

  26. Okay, hope the “crank out another book” comment seemed to focus on anything other than the beautiful baby growing inside of you. I just know I was worried when I was on bed rest and it was best to keep my mind busy. Take care of yourself and thank you for sharing your awesome news with us!

  27. YEAH! Congratulations Jane and Ty and boys! So very happy for you!

    Let those boys pamper you! Take care and enjoy! Hope you feel better soon!


  28. Congratulations Jane!!! I haven’t visited your blog in a long while and just read this great news. Since you already have two boys, I hope you have a little girl, girls are so adorable and fun.

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