I intended the title of the blog to refer to what we were seeing "Outside the Incubator" but that title took on new life late this afternoon. At about 4:00 pm we were at the U when our nurse asked if Julie would like to hold him!
The simple answer was "yes" and the following was what transpired, the first time Mom and Baby met, outside the incubator.
The other great news of the day is that after this video was taken, she was able to change his diaper. He was back in the incubation unit for this portion of the day, but seeing that was something special as well.
His diapers are very, very small, and she still had to fold the top portion down to fit his little body. He didn't fuss at all and was loving Mom helping him.
Thank you all for your comments, prayers, and well wishes. We are doing well at present and will be posting again tomorrow.