Well, I had a 32 and 35 weeker, so I guess you could just split the difference. They both ultimately did well, although obviously the older one went through everything much quicker. They were both on O2, vents, bili lights, gauvage feedings, etc...
One of the first things the NICU staff usually tells you is to not plan on them going home before their due date. Both of ours went home earlier, so it was a pleasant surprise although they stay still felt unbearably long. The others are right though, it just depends on the baby.
P.S. My 35 weeker was just that - 35 weeks, and zero days - and almost made it to the full-term nursery. In fact, initially they said she could possibly go home with us. Well, she was in the NICU for 2 1/2 weeks, but it does show that we were almost there. You just never know!
Chloe (8/6/01) 35 weeks, p/e, hellp
Tristan (9/3/03), 32 weeks, p/e and hellp AGAIN