Hi soby im also getting the same reply. Im also based in Gulf and there one more guy in this forum. We are all in same boat. Actually i dont mind waiting, but main problem is that my wife is pregnant.
First of congratulation to you and to your wife.
How many months she is in now?
If you get the visa well before you can travel, then its fine.
If you feel not, then its better to inform the VO and they will delay your PPR and will send you the MR for the baby once the baby is born and added to your application, and the visas will be issued for all the family together.
Here personally I feel you better inform the VO abt the pregnancy and wait for the Birth and travel together.
Otherwise it will be too heavy for your pockets to bear the medical expenses in Canada as you will have no Medical Insurance (Only if you land in Ontario or like wise provinces)
Just my two cents!!!
you know better abt your conditions and can decide better.