Two Perspectives of a Birth Story

Two Perspectives of a Birth Story

Sunniva – Women have been giving birth for as long as the human race has existed. Pregnancy is not an illness. Childbirth is not to be feared, it is to be honored, respected, and celebrated. Those words were the words that echoed inside my mind five years ago, when I chose to give birth to Gabi naturally, with no pain medication or intervention. I thought to myself, if women could do this 500 years ago, so can I today. To me, it was a...

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Becoming a Father in 7-8 weeks …

Becoming a Father in 7-8 weeks …

  Today I wanted to just share some thoughts from the heart with no agenda/notes/or even vision of where to write. I usually have one sentence or an idea and then just write with stream of consciousness guiding me. Deep breathe… I remember when we found out the news and I shared those emotions with “The Night I found Out I Was Going to Become a Father.”  I was shaken. I was brought to my knees in emotion. “It can’t be real Sunniva”...

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The Night I Found Out I was Going to Become a Father….

The Night I Found Out I was Going to Become a Father….

Night One…. I just turned 39 in Singapore, as one of my friend on that side of the planet typically beats everyone else to the punch of other birthday wishes on my FB timeline. This day is monumental on more levels that I can ever …EVER…. put into words. At a time in my life when the story will one day be completed in “A Beautiful Mess” that tells the tale, I was leading up to a rich, a ripe period of life, I knew had meaning, intent,...

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