No more questions about fatherhood, now it’s preparation

Claire is pregnant – 7 weeks or so. She feels tired and has nauseau in the evenings, but seems ok. i feel like it isn’t quite real – her body is involved, is changing, but i’m not actually DOING anything.


This advice about not telling people till the 12 week scan – nonsense. How can anyone keep something as big as this from their closest friends? It’s been good to tell some people – particularly other fathers who know what it is like in this stage. The best advice i had was from John, who said don’t prepare for anything, just prepare for change, joy and hard work.
I don’t know how i will respond – but i think the house move stuff is giving me something to focus on. It’s a project in that very male way of coping: doing stuff.

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