My b/g twins were born at 34 weeks and are now two happy, healthy 4-month olds. I was hospitalized for most of the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy for pre-eclampsia and had problems starting with week 15 for PIH - bleh. I did receive the steroid shot, but I can't remember when as there was just too many hospitalizations and assorted junk to keep track of after a while. I know the worry that stays with you all the time as you hope to maintain your pregnancy for as long as possible.
My son stayed in the NICU for several weeks due to problems mainly with bradycardia and feeding (he also had several other, more minor problems). My daughter was in the NICU for about a week as she had problems feeding intially and then regulating her temperature. Once home, they both blossomed, with my son gaining 8 ounces in the first 3 days. As I said, they are now happy, healthy little tots, although their development is a bit delayed, even more perhaps than for their adjusted age. I'm not overly concerned because they make their milestones; they just need a little more time.
As the posts show, there's a huge variation in the outcomes for babies at this stage. One wonderful thing for us was that the NICU staff, from the receptionist to the nurses to the neonatalogists to the custodians, could not have been more supportive, understanding, or kinder. It was a stressful time, but we felt very comfortable knowing that our twins were getting the best possible care.
Looking at my two smiling, chubby babies, I can easily say things turned out all for the best, even if there may be some bumps in the road along the way. Hang in there and the best of luck to you and your babe!