We are still in the NICU. I am on maternity leave (again) and I am spending 12-14 hours a day at the hospital, and soon I may start sleeping there as well. Baby M is getting pretty close to coming home, and she's now the equivalent of a 3-4 week old baby - so she is active and alert quite a lot and I spend much more of my time interacting with her than I have been able to previously.
Being on maternity leave means we are officially down to one income. When I was on leave before, I was on paid disability following Baby M's birth, so this will be a whole new ballgame. I am so grateful to Peanut for being happy for me to take this time to care for our daughter - and I am so, so, so grateful to old Peanut and old LMM for setting up our lives so that I could do so.
We are starting to realize that while our insurance covers everything while Baby M is in the hospital, there might be more things that are not covered, like home medical equipment or nursing visits or that sort of thing. In reality, they ARE covered - but only up to the "allowed amount" which no one can tell me until the bills start coming in. Which, frankly, sounds like a very convenient way to NOT cover things. I will be doing more research on this, but if anyone has experience with it, I'd love to hear about it!