YEA!!! 19 days old and finally able to be held for the very first time!!! Emma and Mommy did amazing together!!!! What a team we made today! They told me to be prepared if maybe Emma would not be able to be held for a long period of time, they said some babies don't do well the first time around, they said don't take it personal, they said her heart rate could drop, they said her oxygen levels could drop. They were wrong! Emma did absolutely amazing, SHE LOVED IT!!! And I LOVED IT!!! We were able to do 2hours and 15 minutes this morning and then again this afternoon for a total of 4 and a half hours of mommy and me time today!!! They removed her arterial line, discontinued some of her IV fluids, increased her feedings to 9cc every 3 hours. PRAISE JESUS SHE IS DOING AMAZINGLY WELL!!!