My niece had her first baby tonight, a boy. It brings me back to when I had my firstborn, also a son and also early. This baby is only 3 weeks early; mine was 6 weeks early. The doctor nor the nurses would let me hold my son because he was too little and needed to be put in an incubator. It was 24 hours later when I was finally able to hold him but only for limited amounts of time.
This son is now 20 and he's no longer a tiny thing. My, how time flies.