Quoting HamHam:" My DS is in the NICU and was born at 32 weeks. We receive updates daily and know he is doing fine. We've ... [snip!] ... may not understand how preemies develop and grow? They truly mean well- I just don't know how to better explain things to them."
you know, i actually didn't provide any details at all.
people would ask, and i'd say "they're doing well, growing!" and that was that.
the only person i gave actual details to (about the alarms, and the changes in IV to NG, from CPAP to canula) was my sister, who thankfully knew a little more about this stuff from others she'd known with premies. and if she didn't know, i'd explain.
most people don't encounter this stuff, and don't actually need the details.
all i said was "they need to get a little stronger, so they'll be in the hospital until 36 weeks" and that was all.
but on the other extreme, i've seen people keep blogs, and add daily detailed updates. this can be helpful if it helps YOU process the day, and that way you don't have to repeat yourself.