Welcome to Tyler and Parker Thompson's Blog

Tyler and Parker Thompson arrived on June 23, 2008 at only 26 weeks and 4 days old, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces (Parker) and 1 pound 10 ounces (Tyler). Parker spent 129 days (home 10/30/08) in the NICU, while brother Tyler spent 143 (home 11/13/08). We are thrilled to have our family complete with both boys home!

This blog was created by John (the daddy) to inform family and friends (and now new acquaintances) of the twins progression. Below is the blog archive dating back to the week Heather (the mommy) was admitted to the hospital. We try to post weekly updates, but on occasion the week gets the best of us.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


July 19 11pm

Having been born in Hawaii and having lived there until I was seven, I grew up with flip flops being a part of my every day life ( that is when my mother was successful enough to force me and my three older brothers to actual wear some sort of footwear). Jimmy Buffet is probably most responsible for main streaming the footwear style that never seems to go out of fashion completely......."blew out my flip flop" is always a crowd favorite to sing along to when listening to Margaritaville. I've even been faced with the resurgence with this fashion icons in my job. I've seen the most elaborate and jewel encrusted flip flops come and go as a female ensemble choice at many a Senior Ball. But today the term is more metaphoric than tangible. Today I reference the term in describing the progress of Ty and Park. Over the past five days Parker has seemed to emerge as the consistent one of the dynamic duo. While his progress is being measured in minute amounts ( and sometimes simply being measured as a lack of setbacks) it still is being measured and is still greatly looked upon with gratitude and hope. Tyler has seemed to taken little brother's place in the world of setbacks. His tenure of really good day to day progress has hit a speed bump. After his tragic scare last night, we found little Ty inconsistent today. He remains on his vent and is still keeping up with his feedings, but he was much more inconsistent with his vent today. Much larger and more frequent desatting was the theme of the day......so much so that, for the second day in a row, we were disappointed to find ourselves unable to hold him. It's only a speed bump, and he seems to be recovering pretty well from the harrowing experience.....it's just disappointing to not be able to cuddle the little guy. Maybe tomorrow. If not, then, Monday is Heather's birthday, so what better present could there be:)

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