They let me hold him for about a minute before they had to take him down to the NICU. He was all bundled up and already had his CPAP mask on to help him breathe, but it was still the greatest feeling and I lived off that minute until I was able to visit him the next day.
Andy was amazing - helping me through the delivery and then being whisked off to help bring Harper downstairs to the NICU. A proud dad for sure who got to cut the chord and hold him as well for a quick but meaningful moment.
And Amy...well, Amy being there was everything. She was a huge source of comfort answering our NICU questions, reassuring us about how well 29 week babies do, and introducing Andy to some of the wonderful nurses that would be taking care of our son. She even held my hand as I started to deliver sweet Harper before Andy took over so she could prep for her new job as photographer (of course she had strict orders to only take photos of the baby once he was out!) ;)
Welcome to the world (and the September birthday club) sweet baby Harper, we are already so in love and can't wait to watch you grow and get stronger so you can come home to us.