Update: We are 101 pages in!
Firstly, we've been reading it together. I've been looking over his shoulder as he skims. I find he seems to enjoy it if we're snuggling with few clothes on :)
He's turned down two pages:
p. 72 - the 4-1-1 rule (though we're shooting for 2-1-1)
P. 107 which starts the Normal Labor in a Nutshell section which is pretty awesome.
Secondly, I am so happy this thread brought us all together around a common cause... it's always nicer to figure things out together!!!
I am also preparing a few cheat sheets for him for the actual birth - laminated sheets in a prominent place.
We have done some hypnobirthing practice.
I think one of the keys to success was that instead of blowing up at him which is what I wanted to do, I explained how frustrated I was with my emotions - that I wanted to blow up but that I was trying to be the "cool" wife who didn't pressure her DH. He seemed to take that well.
Also, we've decided not to shell out the extra $$ for a doula or midwife, which is a decision he's been a part of, so there is a little pressure on him to have it together.