If you thought a new year meant we might finally be rid of the viral influence of Candace “Chewbacca Mom” Payne, think again. While in labor earlier this week, Michigan woman Katie Stricker Curtis decided to don a Chewbacca mask and have a little, um, fun while waiting to give birth to daughter Jayden.
“Just because I’m about to be a mom doesn’t mean I have to grow up!,” Stricker Curtis captioned the short clip on Facebook, which more than 10,000 people and counting have already watched. “Best Christmas gift ever!” Though frankly contractions sound like even less fun in Shyriiwook than your regular human screams.
Welcome to the world, Jayden, and major congrats to Katie both for her viral fame and that whole creating-new-life thing. Only 164 million or so views to usurp the one true Chewbacca Mom title from Candace.