Quoting 3 Pumpkins:" thank you! so sorry you had to go through that. im really liking my hospital and dr they seem to know ... [snip!] ... and dr they seem to know what they are doing. i feel safe its just waiting that sucks not knowing whats going to happen next."
i'm sorry you're going through this, i know it's very hard
but it will all be worth it when you get your beautiful baby home!
you've got a few important things going for you, that i think will really help:
1. you have good doctors you trust
2. you're reading up on what to expect ahead of time in terms of preemies and NICU
3. you got the steroid shot (further proving #1 above)
My baby girls were delivered via emergency c section at 32 weeks 3 days, due to a condition that happens to identical twins who are sharing a single placenta (TTTS). Thank GOD i had gotten the shot. It was actually my idea, because I'd heard of it.... on BG ;)
Once it started to look like my drs were becoming worried (they started having me come in more and more for ultrasounds), i asked if i should get one. they were like "yeah, you should" heh. good thing i asked, cause baby girls arrived four days later
anyways, they were very small (3 lbs 2 and 3 lbs 9) but thank god no complications. all they needed was to grow and learn to suck. babies usually learn this at 34 weeks, but mine didn't come around to the tasty bottle until week 35.
but they've since seen the light on the tasty tasty bottle
they spent 27 days in NICU. I'm not gonna lie: it's hard to leave them at the hospital. but NICU doctors and nurses
In fact, see if you can get a neonatologist to speak to you for a few minutes. you can ask a few questions, like what they'd expect if you had to deliver today, next week, in two weeks, etc.
you might feel a lot better.
fact is, as traumatic as it is for us as parents, there were actually FORTY SEVEN babies at my NICU when my girls were there. In other words, they (the neonatologists) do this all day, all year, and they know exactly how to grow those healthy babies.
fact is, your baby will still get her womb time, just outside, where you and the doctors can help her and get her the best care and nutrition possible
good luck, dear.