We need to have a bit of a chat. I know your big sister is amazing, and if you turn out much like her I will be a very happy mom (but no pressure, you can be yourself too!). However, just because she decided to put me in labor for three weeks does not mean you need to do the same thing. ESPECIALLY since she started it three weeks later than you have. Now, trying to rise above and do your own thing is an admirable trait. This is a time that over-achieving is not something we should be aiming for. You are not supposed to come out for another 8 weeks. If you do this to me for another 7 we will be in a fight. I do not enjoy regular contractions 15 min apart for 9-24 hour segments. We have been doing this for a week now, and I am impressed with your determination and persistence. But now that I know how determined and persistent you can be would you mind it if we took a break for about a month? Your big sister is a very active kid. Chasing her around all day is hard enough while I am almost 8 months pregnant. Chasing her around all day, getting ready for Christmas, and having contractions all the time is about to do me in!
Also, do you think you could give my ribs a break? By break, I mean let them have time off from the constant kicking. I am NOT asking you to break them. It seems you think this would be a wonderful, and exciting thing to do. I'm telling you that you are wrong. Breaking Mommy's ribs is not a kind thing to do. I know you are a kind girl who wants to make your Mom happy, so please just lay off a bit.
We are very excited to meet you, and for you to join our family. Just remember these 3 rules:
1. Stop it with the regular contractions before Mommy goes crazy.
2. Stay in there for at least 4 more weeks.
3. Stop trying to break Mommy's ribs.
If you could manage those three simple things we will all be much happier and healthier.
Thanks so much! Love you!