I was able to make an October appointment with the more desirable midwife which makes me feel a bit better - if things start to get complicated I would rather be with her. This current one is nice enough and I do appreciate her low key bedside manner, but it bothers me that I often know more about some things than she does; you never want to feel like you know more than your doctor! I feel like if I start having complications she may not be very helpful.
A friend is currently at her due date and posts every day on FB about wanting the baby to come - this is so alien to me, since I never had that "ok, 40 weeks has come and gone - now what?" experience. I was SO not ready to give birth at 39 weeks, and the whole thing was so sad, depressing, and scary (being induced early due to pre-eclampsia). I remember being radio silent on FB about it and everyone texting asking if I was ok, because I just couldn't bear to be public about what I was going through. More superstitious types would think for how much misery I was in when B was born that that would have rubbed off on him somehow, but no - he's one of the most easy going, joyful people I know. Just goes to show these kids have personalities that are far stronger than anything we can put on them!