(12 hours later) IT’S STILL HAPPENING!

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Zzz… Sleepy sheepy over here. Time for a quick nap. Labor is still underway, but it slowed down in the night, so BG leaped right over leap day without making her appearance.


All is still well, though. Mom is tired but hanging in there… Eye on the prize.

Whatever you’re doing today, I hope it involves unicorns, kittens, makeup and/or rainbows. Have a terrific Tuesday, my friend. Talk to you soon.

Your friendly (but tired) neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Maria says:

    Hello Karen, I wish you a safe delivery. I know the time and pain feels as though it will never end, but you will do well and soon see your baby girl. Wishing you the best!

  2. Leslie says:

    Aww, you got this, Karen! Wishing you a safe and speedy delivery – us aunties and uncles are so excited to meet BG!

  3. Rachel R. says:

    Sending best wishes! Soon you’ll have BG in your arms. <3

  4. Amy says:

    Eyes on the prize! That’s perfect. The end is in sight… And the beginning!! Furry kitten and puppy snuggles to you. πŸ™‚

  5. Alexandra says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated! I’m so happy for you.
    Good luck! We are all sending good thoughts and strength your way. <3

  6. Ondina says:

    Glad you are getting some rest. She’ll be here soon enough then you can forget about rest. LOL!

  7. ame says:

    Best to you and baby girl for a smooth delivery! Rest as much as you can!

  8. anusha says:

    My baby girl crawled a lot for the first time today..crossed the milestone finally at 8months. . So my day is definitely filled with rainbows πŸ™‚
    I am waiting for ur delivery post eagerly. . Was waiting to erupt in joy while this page was loading. .thought u might have delivered. .get ur sleep wen u can.. all the best to u and BG..

  9. jessica says:

    hang in there!!! still sending you the best ever labor vibes!

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  10. Tatiana says:

    Labor can be an exhausting test of endurance so I’m sending you lots of energy to get through this. Baby girl is almost here!! Best wishes to you, baby girl and El Hub.

  11. Chelsea says:

    You’re a tough cookie Karen! Make sure el Hub is taking care of you.

  12. Helen says:

    Lots of love to you Karen. I hope you have a safe and speedy delivery. You can do this! You got this!

  13. Danibaby says:

    Even in the middle of labour, you’ve still got amazing skin and radiance! Damn it!! πŸ˜€

    I hope everything goes well, and your little baby girl is in your arms soon. G-d, I love that baby skin smell….


  14. Sandy says:

    I’m SO HAPPY that BG is getting ready to make her appearance. Couldn’t be happier for you, Karen, you are such a nice person and I’m sending tons of good wishes to you from Florida. πŸ™‚

  15. Jane says:

    Sending you good vibes! Keep breathing! It’s all good in the end.

  16. Anne says:

    Thinking of you, Karen!

  17. India says:

    Sending positive vibes your way!

  18. Char says:

    Hang in there Karen! I was going to say I remember it fondly but the pain, not so much – so worth it though <3

  19. Radhika says:

    Awww…just a bit longer I guess..all the best!!

  20. Reesa says:

    Hang in there, Karen! BG will be here soon. Sending prayers and hugs xoxo

  21. Mary says:

    You can do this! Thinking of you and sending prayers your way, dear.

  22. Paulina says:

    Take care, lots of strenght! It’s all gonna be fine!

  23. Christina says:

    You got this, Karen! Praying for you and sending all the good vibes!!

  24. No!!! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re still waiting on baby girl, Karen! Sending lots of love your way <333
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  25. Katrin says:

    All the best for you and BG!! This is the only pain that is not useless-it’ll give you the most beautiful present 😍 All the best for you both, big hug from overseas

  26. Amber says:

    Wishing you a safe delivery, and a healthy baby girl! I know she’ll be strikingly gorgeous, as are you. I keep checking for baby updates! Hang in there, Mama!

  27. Marloes says:

    Hang in there! I am sending you positive vibes, and I hope it will be a safe delivery.

  28. mandy says:

    Hang in there Karen! Come on Baby Girl you can do it Gurl, don’t keep your momma and daddy waiting too long.
    Sending hugs and hoping for a safe delivery! I’m actually feeling butterflies, so happy for what is waiting for you. Once you hold baby girl and get to know her…beautiful times…*sigh* <3

  29. Franny says:

    Hang in there Karen! You are doing great.i won’t tell you how long my labour was because I don’t want to traumatize you but I will say that once I got to pushing it was so exciting. Your babe will be here before you know it. Trust your body and your baby. You got this, girl!

  30. Tammy says:

    Hang in there, you and BG are almost there! Sending you bunnies and rainbows. πŸ˜€πŸ°πŸŒˆ

  31. Jenna N. says:

    Wish you and baby the best Karen! Hope you are able to get some good rest in the meantime!

  32. Charlotte says:

    You’re doing it, Karen! So stoked for you and your family! You can do this!!

  33. Agata says:

    Hey Karen, I hope the BG makes her appearance today. Hang in there!
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  34. Kristen says:

    Wishing you good labor vibes, Karen! BG will be here so soon…it is the biggest feeling of relief and joy EVER! Hang in there…every minute, and every contraction, is one step closer to the goal πŸ™‚

  35. Lauren says:

    Oh, Karen, sending you huge hugs, prayers and thoughts. You are wonder woman to be able to blog while in labor! Much love coming your way!

  36. Aanal says:

    Wish you a safe and a speedy recovery! My son turns 8 months this month! This pain is worth it when you hold the baby for the very first time!

  37. Lorraine says:

    Second the sentiment that labor is an exhausting test of endurance! It is work, but you are almost there- the home stretch. wishing you well and lots of endorphins flowing to get you through the final stages. You are stronger than you know, and so is that BG. Here’s to you and to all the ways you will continue to surprise yourself in the job of parenting.

  38. denise S says:

    Yay the baby is on the way!! Just like the rest of us you can do it Karen!!

  39. Jae says:

    Hang in there, Karen! I hope you don’t have to labor for much longer and that you replenish your strength in between those contractions! Sending lots of good vibes to you and BG! You got this!! πŸ™‚

  40. Malia says:

    I know it’s tiring but it’s the most magical experience you could ever imagine!!! You’ll get through this and have lots of great war stories to tell afterward!! If they end up inducing you, it will hopefully pick up speed. I was induced with both of my girls and it was awesome! πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best.

  41. Nina says:

    Wishing you a smooth and safe delivery!

  42. Frannys says:

    Wishing you a happy and safe delivery, can’t wait to meet her!!! πŸŽ€πŸΌ

  43. You’re doing great Karen! Labor is a crazy thing, some babes just seem to like to make their entrance a little more grand than others. ;D
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  44. Lily says:

    It was long ago, but I remember it well, all 13 hours of labor. All the best to you and baby girl!!! Congratulations!

  45. MonicaP says:

    So exciting !!! <3

    Best wishes for a peaceful and easy delivery.

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  46. Lisa G says:

    Wishing you a safe and speedy delivery! Best moment of your life will be when you hold that baby in your arms.

  47. Mitzi says:

    That’s great news to hear BG is on her way! But it sounds like she’s wanting to build up suspense before she makes her grand entrance! Arrgh – kids! LOL (My son was the same way. He *had* to wait until his dad arrived back from home – doc told him to go home to get some rest because he thought it was going to be a long labor).

    Hang in there, Karen, and may BG bless you with her adorable and sassy little self today! We all can’t wait to say ‘Hello, gorgeous girl!’ πŸ™‚

  48. Mellecannelle says:

    I was thinking of you the whole day. Surely you and BG are doing fine.
    Happily awaiting the delivery news and soooo much appreciating that you are keeping us updated, which is awesome in these hours! Kisses, Melanie

  49. Amber says:

    Karen, I am sending you ALL of the love and best wishes for an easy and fast delivery! Can’t wait to hear and see all about your new family member!

  50. Allison C says:

    Sending best wishes and hopefully energy your way, Karen! Have a safe and hopefully easy delivery (since you’ve done so much work already!). Excitedly awaiting your good news xoxo
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  51. Sakura says:

    Oh my goodness, you are writing a post in the delivery room! You are such a trooper! Good luck! Hang-in-there! Hope BG is happy and healthy. Take care healing yourself too!

  52. Aury says:

    Your dedication to the blog is showing! Lol. Rest well! I’m excited she’ll be joining us March babies!! Congrats!

  53. Tina says:

    Peace and strength to you and BG! Hang in there! It’s SO worth it!

  54. Alex says:

    Hope you have a safe delivery Karen! Wishing good health for you and your baby girl! So happy for you and praying that everything goes well! Sending love and hugs x!

  55. Lisa Foster says:

    I got tears in my eyes reading this, and we’ve never met! (But I feel like we have). Wishing you all the best.

  56. Erin says:

    Stay strong! My mom was in labor for 3 days with my brother Nate. If it goes on too much longer consider alternatives!
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  57. Edyta says:

    I know this…I gave birth 14h…but 31 years ago πŸ™‚
    hold on Dear…:-***

  58. Cheryene says:

    Wow!! This is so exciting! Sending good labor vibes your way and blessings to you, BG and El Hub.

  59. Whoa,babe! Hang in there, you can do it, not long now. Thinking and praying for you.

  60. Neha Kaul says:

    Lots of positive thoughts and good wishes coming your way, Karen! Can’t wait to see BG in all her glory! *hugs

  61. Galaxia says:

    I know the feeling, you got this mama!! <3
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  62. Chris25 says:

    You’ve got this, Karen! Soon enough BG will be here, and the real fun can begin. <3
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  63. Christine says:

    Can you look any more amazing during labor?! Rest well; your online fans & family are rooting for you!
    P.S. I hope someone is at home feeding Tabs!

  64. You got this. She will be here in no time.
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  65. Tracey E. says:

    Sending lots of positive thoughts!!

  66. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Thinking of you, Karen and BG! You are stronger than you realize–giving birth shows you that. Much love and great wishes!

  67. Christina says:

    Lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way! Baby Girl will be here any moment now!! πŸ™‚

  68. Itzel V says:

    We are waiting for you BG <3 Much Love to you Karen <3 <3

  69. Pauline says:

    So brave of you to post the labor photos. Eyes on the prize and baby will be here soon. You will forget the pain when she is in your arms.
    Congrats and happy laboring!!

  70. Judith says:

    I’m an avid reader of your blog and I’ve never posted before, but needed to post this message to wish you a safe delivery! Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby girl. Prayers and best wishes to you, and may you have a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl!

  71. Sherry says:

    The finish line is in sight Karen. Happy Labor Day!! Wishing you all the best!! You’ll soon have a sweet baby girl!! Yay!!

  72. Deanna says:

    You got this Karen!!! So incredibly happy for you! Can’t wait to see pics of the little one!!

  73. Jeanette says:

    Congratulations Karen, Hubby and Tabs! Wishing you and BG all the best.

  74. Barbara says:

    We’re all so excited for you! Sending you my warmest wishes! Can’t wait to see the first pics of baby girl!

  75. Sandy says:

    You’re in my thoughts Karen. Best Wishes and I hope it speeds up for you soon. Take Care. xx (from Vancouver,BC)

  76. NFJ says:

    YOU CAN DO IT! Prayers & Best wishes sent your way. I remember when I thought I just couldn’t do it any more and my Doc, (whose name was John Kennedy, really it was!), said “three more good sets of pushes and you can meet your baby” and that was all I needed to find the strength. Before I knew it I was telling my sweet girl I was her Mom and her name was Madeleine and the rest is the most wonderful history! There is an end in sight and it’s the best! Much love to you, El Hubs, Tabs and of course your new superstar Baby Girl when she makes her entrance into this world.

  77. Maddie says:

    Ahhhh … I’m so excited for you!

  78. Michelle ComesLast says:

    Hugs and Happy Birthday for the Baby Girl! May you have a safe and healthy delivery and lots of love!

  79. Maria C says:

    Hang in there! You will feel joy over pain once you see your baby girl!

  80. jen. says:

    I guess BG really takes that whole “in like a lion” thing seriously! I hope she’s safely made her appearance by now and you’re getting in all your family time! Thanks for thinking of us and posting an update… I’ve been wondering about you guys today (is that weird?).

  81. Betsy Clark says:

    Sending you much strength and love across the miles. We’re all here for and with you.

  82. Patrilla Williams says:

    It will be worth the wait. Praying for a safe and minimally painful delivery.

  83. Denise M says:

    Hang in there, Karen! <3 Thinking of you and your family–

  84. Georgia says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to meet her. Like others have said, your skin is glowing.

  85. Becky says:

    Hang on in there Karen!!! You can do it! Think about kittens!!!! X

  86. Josie says:

    Can’t wait to hear an update! Today is my birthday (I know it’s over in 22 minutes) so hopefully BG has been born- March 1st is a wonderful day! I was born on a blizzard 31 years ago and guess what the weather is like in Toronto tonight- yup always snow on my birthday! Wishing you a safe and speedy delivery- the best is yet to come! My son will be 11 months in a few weeks and I would always read your blog at some crazy hours while the world slept and I was up!

  87. Fran says:

    I was busy all day, only seeing this now — I definitely hope it has all happened by now! You’re still in my thoughts, Karen!

  88. Karen Knautz says:

    Wishing you great fortitude now, & endless joy when BG arrives. πŸ’•

  89. Kalli says:

    You, BG and the rest of your family have been in my thoughts all day today. I hope everything and everyone is doing well! ❀️❀️❀️
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  90. Tracey says:

    Thanks for giving us an update, and including your fellow cat ladies, makeup loving fans in this special time in your life. Hurry up BG Mommy is tired can’t wait for you to make your entrance. Praying for healthy baby and Mom.

  91. Karen K says:

    Wishing you fortitude now, & endless joy when BG arrives! πŸ’•

  92. Marjo says:

    Really hope BG has arrived by now! Thinking about you❀️

  93. Kellie says:

    Hope that this is all over soon and the fun can begin! I’m sure it will be worth it once you get to hold BG in your arms! So happy for you Karen! πŸ™‚ Sending you good vibes..

  94. mimi says:

    Awwwh, the end is near! Hang in there love! Kisses to little BG!

  95. Kim says:

    Looks like BG wants to be a March baby after all. Can’t say that I blame her! πŸ˜‰ I hope you’re able to get some rest and everything is going well. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you’re uncomfortable – I’m sure the hospital staff will be happy to help. Best wishes and double rainbows, puffy clouds and unicorns still coming your way! πŸ™‚

  96. Astrild says:

    Ohhhh, probably BG is here by this time. Can’t wait to see her.

  97. Megan Joy says:

    Thinking of you! I hope the rest of your labour goes quickly and smoothly!

  98. Renee says:

    Sending prayers and well wishes your way! She’s probably here by now so I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and happy.

  99. Amruta says:

    Karen,if your little one was born on 1st march, she shares her bday with me ;)I wish her all the luck,love and happiness in this world. Cheers!!

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