2.23.2009

And Without Further Adieu

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.

4 comments:

J.J. Killins said...

oh wow. what a big boy!! congrats my friends. you were in my dreams last night! for real!

Megan said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Three is a whole different world. I love his name and he looks so sweet. We are so happy for you!

Katie said...

Yea! I can't wait to see him tomorrow!

Shelly Z. said...

Woo Hoo!!! He is gorgeous...absolutely perfect!! And I love his name. That will be a fun story to tell him one day. Congratulations and hope the recovery goes well!!