Savannah Mareé, born at 8:33 pm on June 25, 2016, weighing 6lbs 6oz, measuring 17 3/4" long! I was induced at exactly 39 weeks due to gestational diabetes. I was 50% effaced and completely closed on Thursday, 6/23. By 11 am on Saturday, I was 3 cm dilated and 60% effaced. They started me on pitocin, and by 5pm I was still at 3 cm and 60% effaced. At that point, they broke my water. By 7pm, I was only 4 cm dilated. My previously unmedicated birth plan went out the window at that point. I started IV pain killers first, but that just made me higher than a kite and did nothing for the pain. At 8:15, the anesthesiologist put in my epidural. As the RN went to put in my catheter, she noticed I was 10 cm and it was time to push! 3 good pushes and this little girl made it into the world! I'm so in love!