Max is two weeks old. When Alex was two weeks old, I held him for the first time. THE FIRST TIME! It feels like Max has been with us forever, I cant believe I had to wait that long to hold Alex. He was still on a vent, but stable enough to be held. Some nights I will get a 3 hour stretch of sleep, and I'm good with that. Other nights I only get 30 minute stretches. Its hard to get out of bed, but once I pick up Max and see his little blue eyes, I remember how thankful I am that we are home, he is eating, breathing and sleeping in his own bed. There are no alarms, no nurses, no blood gas pokes, or middle of the night x-rays. We are all together, and this newborn time will go by so fast.