Astriaia - I totally feel you on not wanting to go to 8 billion more appointments. I had to go back last week just so they could re-check my blood pressure (possible pre-e concerns), and it pissed me off that I had to go downtown, wait around their office for an hour (they are ALWAYS 45-60 minutes late), and then go home, all for a blood pressure check that takes a whole 2 minutes.
My new midwives are good, and given the circumstances (transferred into the practice at 34 weeks when my midwife lost her OB backup) I'm really happy with them, but their typical big-practice BS makes me really really really miss my old midwife sometimes.
I'm trying to schedule lots of after-work meetups with close family and friends this week, to help pass the time. I'm doing constructive things around the house, but it's nice to have an evening activity to look forward to. It's sad how much I was looking forward to this evening's outing - meeting up with the Craigslist knitting machine person. :D The baby was kind enough to stay in long enough for me to purchase it. This is my third machine - I'm a knitting machine fiend.