I often tell my clients that birth is like Christmas except you don’t know what day it’ll be. Try not to let your anticipation keep you from being well rested and ready for the big event. If you do give birth close to Christmas day, try to keep in mind you’ve already given your family the most important gift — a new family member. So don’t overdo it trying to get a lot accomplished for the holiday. Relax, nurse your baby and recover from your birth. Keep Christmas and other holidays intimate, it is cold and flu season. Let your partner send everyone lots of pictures. And remember, you’ve done enough! It is time to enjoy your little miracle.