It may seem unorthodox, but the New York resident says doing her makeup was a way to distract her from the labor pains.
She told BuzzFeed News:
"I also love to read and during the first few hours that is exactly what I did. However, reading for a few hours started to give me a headache so I figured I'd pull out my makeup bag and get to ‘baking'."
And bake she did! Alaha documented her makeup sesh from the hospital bed, and shortly after went viral! She added:
"I didn't really think it was a big deal that I decided to do my makeup while in labor. My sister was awesome enough to take photos of the process and all I did was post them. Next thing I know, the pictures were an overnight internet sensation!"
Congrats on your new Internet fame, girl! Oh — and the baby, too!
Ch-ch-check out new momma's laborious baking process (below)!