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01/06/2017 04:04 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2017

Mom Wears Chewbacca Mask During Labor (And It's Hilarious)

“Just because I’m about to be a mom doesn’t mean I have to grow up!"

One thing you might not expect from an expectant mom is her wearing a Chewbacca mask during labor.

That’s what Katie Stricker Curtis did earlier this week while giving birth to her son, Jayden.

Curtis, a medical assistant in Windsor, Ontario, let herself be filmed having what looks like some serious contractions while wearing a Chewbacca mask similar to the one made famous in May by “Chewbacca mom” Candace Payne

“I had seen the original Chewbacca video over the summer and thought it was so funny!” Curtis told Today.com. “I watched it over and over and laughed and laughed!”

As painful as those contractions probably were, they sound even worse when translated into Shyriiwook, the native language of Wookiees.

Luckily, Curtis has a sense of humor about it, based on her comment when she posted the video on Facebook Jan. 2.

“Just because I’m about to be a mom doesn’t mean I have to grow up! Bwahahahahs never take life too seriously! Best Christmas gift ever!” 

#havingababy #pregnancyhairgrowth.

The video is now going viral, with 11,000 views so far. Pretty good, but she has a little way to go if she is going to match the 164 million views Payne’s video has had since it was first posted.

CORRECTION: An earlier version gave the wrong location for Curtis. She’s in Windsor, Ontario, not Detroit.

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