Re: NOt a premie but a 7 day NICU baby
DS was a 35 weeker and spent 2 weeks in the NICU. we were, of course, delighted when he was able to come home but i also had some feelings at that time that i didn't really know how to interpret or manage. shortly after he came home i came across an article online that talked about "mourning" the loss of the birth you expected (wish i could find it for you)--it really hit home with me and i realized that a lot of my sadness came from all the unexpected things that had happened that were SO very different than what i had pictured in my head before he was born and taken immediately to the NICU.
i agree with others that talking your feelings through with someone you trust would be an excellent idea. Hugs mama and i hope you are feeling happier soon!