• Phase #5 of Pregnancy … the Birth

    1 November 2009 The likelihood that you’re reading this in the middle of The Birth is nil. There’s some chance you’re reading this after the birth but most of you will be reading just before the birth. Well here’s the simple of the birth journey. As mentioned before childbirth is an exercise in plumbing (that’s [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Clarity

    28/10/09 Here you are standing on the border between pregnancy and birth. This means you stand on the border between ‘becoming’ a father and ‘being’ one. Perhaps by tomorrow morning your baby will be born. Can you see where ‘clarity’ is a guiding quality at this time? We hope you’ve worked through The Pink Kit [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Delight

    26/10/09 There are so many things to feel delight about during this phase of pregnancy. Sure your life might be full of challenges however delight is something you choose to experience and is not dependent on whether life is throwing you a good hand or a difficult one. Delight is something you choose. As mentioned [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Humor

    24/10/09 Humor, humor and more humor. That’s about it. If you cannot see all the little mundane daily life’s events and happenings with humor then you’re grouchy! Stop that right now. Look, life isn’t about making you happy. Life is a gift you get to live. You have some control over what happens to you [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Growing Two More Sets of Eyes

    22/10/09 This fatherhood quality does not reach its peak until your baby becomes mobile and then you’d better have this quality sorted out. In the last blog we talked about two types of men/fathers … those who are very involved with their family and those who are disconnected. There are basically two types of mothers/women: [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Growing a Second Set of Arms

    20/10/09 At this point in pregnancy you understand that your baby’s mother needs more physical help doing things. A big belly definitely interrupts certain capabilities. As your baby’s mother gets closer to The Birth she slows down even more, often has a back ache or feels her joints are overly loose. There are cultures all [...]

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  • Being Able to See What Needs to Be Done

    18/10/09 At this late date in pregnancy, this fatherhood quality has a period of high use. You not only need to see what needs to be done to get ready for your baby, but you also need to fill in the gaps of the skills you’ll both use during the birth of your child. You [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Attention to Detail

    14/10/09 In the last entry we discussed how your awareness is deepening. This happens when you can pay attention to greater detail. Any skill we learn is composed of small components. We don’t often recognize that. If you play hoops, you know how you handle the ball, what you spot, the velocity or spin are [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy … Awareness

    14/10/09 Now that you are somewhere between 32 weeks and The Birth, this is the time to hone your awareness. There are several areas that you, as a father-to-be, need to grow so that you become aware of your increased awareness. This should not be unfamiliar. Whenever you learn something new there is a starting [...]

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  • Phase #4 of Pregnancy …. Patience

    12/10/09 Depending on whether your baby’s mother is 32 weeks pregnant or 40, patience will vary. As you get closer to The Birth the less patient everyone becomes. This is a natural emotional transition from being pregnant to wanting to get the pregnancy over with and to meet this little person. Somewhere in the middle [...]

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