Our path to our baby boy. We left our home at 6:45am anxious & excited to head to the hospital. We arrived on the 3rd floor, Labor & Delivery at 7:20 am ready to get started. By 9 am (my scheduled surgery time) everything was done & we were just waiting on the doctor to arrive. I was finally taken in to the delivery room at 9:25am, given my spinal block & being operated on by 9:35am. After a lot of tugging & some pressure we heard that beautiful high pitched cry. James Patrick Bolander was born at 9:50am. We had originally decided that his middle name was going to be Thomas. Then while laying in the room to be operated on Rick asked me what I thought of the name Patrick. It's his stepbrother's name & he had a dream last night that we used that name. I liked the name so I said we should wait to meet him. In the delivery room I overheard the surgeons say "If it's Patrick it must be Monday". Turns out they were talking about the anesthesiologist but I saw it as a sign & that's how we officially made our decision.
He weighed 8 lb 2 oz & was 19 1/2" long. A full head of black hair, long fingers & toes & once he opens his eyes for a longer period of time I will be able to share the color of his eyes. He is such a sweet baby. So far he barely cries & has spent most of the day sleeping. I'm not getting my hopes up that he will continue to be this mellow but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.