I had mixed feelings at first. My son was born at 36 weeks, 6 days, one day short of 37 weeks. I had the "mommy guilt" when I held him for the first time. I was sad that he was borderline in reaching the full gestational age, and that he may have to stay longer in the hospital. However, that was not the case. By the following day, they checked him, cleared him of jaundice or developmental issues and gave him a healthy bill for release. I was elated! My son was going to go home with me. All the fears that I initially had melted away when I was able to carry him home. Bitter sweet! How was the experience for you? Also for my pregnant mommas, please feel free to share your questions or concerns!