I vote for before he gets to come home…reasons 1.) maybe on a monitor, strict feeding times 2.) not comfortible with leaving baby once he comes home 3.) may not want to take the baby out & be around lots of people…they told me once I brought my son home from the NICU to avoid the public don’t want to subject baby to sickness 4.) it just might be easier to have every thing as ready as she can before baby comes home one less thing to worry about….
I just did one for a friend that had her baby at 25 weeks!!! Very premmie baby…I asked her boyfriend when would be a good time, he told me a week before baby goes home,that way she doesn’t feel bad that baby is in the hospital, but excited he is coming home soon. When baby comes home she will be very busy and baby needs to be in safe environment. I put pictures of baby on the big Plasma TV and she sat in front of the TV. As if baby was there with her the whole time..She was soo happy opening presents. Next week she gets to take baby home.. It was a surprise for her, but with the help of her man it came out great!!