i haven't had a child that early either but i had my son at 33 weeks. there were triplets in the NICU that were born a week before my son and they were going home a few days after him. i *think* they were 31 weeks. he was in the NICU for 26 days so i'm guessing those triplets were in the NICU for about 35 days.
i think almost all babies born in the 30s end up being healthy babies by the time they reach their due dates. but it is a rough road to get there. definitely will have breathing problems, will not be able to eat, will have to have IV nutrition, most likely will be on oxygen in a nasal canula, possibly a respirator, eventually will be tube fed once digestion is possible.
at 2:13 PM on Jul. 17, 2010