Hi! I'm so excited!!! Congratulations to everyone here!
I'm Heather D. and the EDD is September 24th. I'm 37 and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It took us about 6 months to get pregnant, just like last time. This is child number two for us; my son is 2 and a bit- he was born in September 2008. I'm married to a DH- our 5th anniversary is this August.
Birth plans- well, last time we hired a midwife privately and had a great relationship with her/them. We planned a homebirth, but that part didn't happen so my son was born at the local children's hospital and everything turned out okay in the end. This time we would like to have a midwife and homebirth again, but provincial legislation has changed and now midwives are hired and regulated by the local health boards. And, unfortunately, overall acceptance of midwifery at the children's hospital has been poor, so the midwifery program is in trouble. For example, this month there are no midwives working there at all. I have no idea what will happen over the next few months. Also, now that the province (supposedly) pays for midwifery services, there are many more applicants than spaces, so who knows whether I would even get in. Sigh.
Here's what I would like to share: I'm scared a bit. Looking after one is sometimes overwhelming, so how will I cope with two plus a full-time job?