This afternoon I got some fantastic news. I got on with a midwife! Turns out our area just got a new midwife so now we have 2 working in our area instead of just 1. This put a serious spring in my step today! :-)
When I was pregnant with Ellie, I wanted to see a midwife rather than a family doctor or specialist. At the time, however, the midwife who had come from the UK and was living in our area was not licensed yet for Canada so there was absolutely no way to see a midwife then. I knew I wanted to get on with the midwife this time around, so the day I found out I was pregnant I phoned the clinic only to find out that the midwife was already booked up for January 2012! I was very disappointed but have kept praying and trusting that the Lord knows best. You can imagine how excited I was today when I received the call that I could get on with the midwife program now that they have another midwife! I'm not sure which one I'll be seeing yet but am excited for my first appointment (more or less just an information session). From what I understand, if all goes well with that and I'm a good candidate for the program, I'll be able to start seeing the midwife for my pregnancy and delivery.
Also, I'm having my ultrasound VERY soon and we are SO excited to find out whether we are having a boy or girl. We plan on keeping it a secret from everyone, though, so I don't plan on sharing the news here until the little one arrives.