Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Which MA hospital are you in if you don't mind my asking?"</blockquote> Baystate in Springfield"
How far do you live from the hospital your son will be in?
Are you getting steroids to help mature his lungs?
The main questions I had of the NICU doctor I talked to before my daughter was born at 27 weeks was, what to expect, as in her chances of survival, if she will have to be on a ventilator, what happens after they are off that.
From my experience, I was able to hold my daughter the day after she was born, but only for about 5 minutes. It really depends on his condition, how soon you will be able to hold him. Don't expect it to for very long though, for the first month, the longest amount of time I could her, was 10 minutes. Expect him to be very tiny, I could hold my daughter in my hand when she was first born.
Just keep talking to him, if you are able to, touch him, even if its only holding his hand, he knows your touch and he knows your voice better than anyone else. There is a preemie moms chat thread, I will link you to it. Also depending on his condition, it could happen within a couple days or a couple weeks, they will want you to do some of the taking care of him, like changing his diaper, washing him down, taking his temperature. Ask any and all questions of the NICU nurses, the nurses are truly what kept me sane.