We are all getting excited about the upcoming homebirth of DS - but almost three year old DD has become almost impossible! I know most of her personality changes are related to the age she is at - but some must be related to the arrival of a new sibling. She throws fits almost every day now, is night-waking with nightmares and leg cramps, she has trouble being put to sleep, she is just a different child altogether these days. I have read all the books and we are not putting any pressure on her - but - here is the thing - I am concerned that she will choose labor and birthing as a time to just throw a full-on fit and it will just be too distracting! We have people to come and get her, etc. but it just makes me sad to think that she might have a negative association with the birth. I guess if I am smart I will have her go play at a friends house when she is happy - at the beginning of labor - rather than waiting until later. Oh, well. Anyone else dealing with this issue?