Be as involved as you can with your baby. Help with diaper changes, feeds, baths and snuggle as much as you can. This will help you bond with your baby and it just feels nice to take care of them in the few ways that you are actually able to.
Remind yourself often that this is temporary and it is just a small part of your child's story. Our babies are in the NICU to get healthy and well. It is okay and SO normal to miss them, but the positive self talk really helps. If you need meals, your house cleaned, gift cards, gas cards, gifts for baby just reach out to loved ones. Ask for help! A lot of people will reach out to you in this time, but know it's also okay to ask for help. You are going through a lot and most of your time will be spent at the hospital so a lot of other things get put on the back burner (like cooking and cleaning). Lastly make sure you still have some time for yourself. You need to take care of yourself too even though you are only thinking about your baby. Leave the hospital for a while and go get some coffee, tea or food. Go on a walk and unwind. Take naps when you can. Your health is so important during this time and your baby needs you to stay healthy for them too.