Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I just got off the phone with Noreen Walker, MY MIDWIFE!!!!!!!

I had her programmed into my Blackberry as she was on leave for a while, and her receptionist had emailed me asking to phone on April 6. So I set an alarm and did so on that date. She took my info and she was so lovely about it. She told me she could hear it in my voice how badly I wanted a spot. I think she is my angel, I am going to send her flowers, I know it was her.

So just now when my phone rang, and I went into the kitchen and looked at the call ID, I just about died. Initially I figured it was another rejection, but it was Noreen herself asking if I was still seeking care. I immediately started crying.

She walked me through her model of care, 90 minute visits with a group of other women, which I'm actually very excited for. She accepted my plea for a home birth, she agrees that it is in my best interest to stay home for the optimal birth experience. And should anything go sour, she has admitting privileges at the Sturgeon in St. Albert, which is the lesser of all the evils- the most mother and baby friendly hospital out of all of them.

I am just.. Speechless.  I have the silliest grin on my face. I am so incredibly grateful for the powers that be that put this together for me. I am bursting!


  1. I'm tearing up for you here. Congrats Vyky!!

  2. Woooooooooooooot Woooooooooooooooooot, so happy for you Vyky <3

  3. Now I have a giddy grin on my face! :)
    I'm so happy for you, Vyky!!!

  4. Awww I'm tearing up as well! That is just amazing! You deserve the best birthing experience possible, I'm soooo hapy for you!

  5. *happy dance* You deserve it, hun!

  6. one of the best parts for me was the group visits with like-minded woman, woman sharing experiences (good and bad)and giving advice on every subject imaginable! If your groups are like what I had, you'll love it!