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, August 23, 2008

Two Hours

August 23rd 11:45 pm

So let's say you've got two hours to kill.....what could you do? I know, I know everyone out there right now is saying " Man, I wish I had two hours to SPARE, let alone two hours to kill......who has two hours to kill....come on John are you kidding me right now??" Well just relax and play along would you......I mean, let's face it....you're reading this blog aren't you....and I've been known to be pretty wordy....maybe not two hours worth of wordy, but hey....DON'T TEMPT ME PAL!!!!!! Anyway back to my random introduction.....let's say you've got two hours to kill.....what could you do? Well, a trip to the movies is a two hour investment (actually if you include waiting in line to buy the tix, sitting through the half hour of commercials, then the previews and finally the movie you're talking about the better part of three hours....but for the sake of this blog we'll call it two)...(( and by the way, while I'm on the subject......when did every movie theater sign on with this whole pre show commercial extravaganza anyways!!! I mean, it used to be just lame slides that went by without sound.....at least then you could still talk with each other....or sit there in awkward silence....we're all entitled to some awkward silence!!! now it's a full presentation of commercials and "coming this fall on NBC" stuff. If I see another coke ad before a movie I'm gonna stop buying soda at the movies.....oh.....wait.....I'm that guy that smuggles in his own soda.......oh well)) so what else can you do in two hours?? Well that's the great part of living is Sacramento!!!! In two hours I can be in one of two vacation destinations for people all over the world.....in two hours I can drive to San Francisco or I can drive to Lake Tahoe.....in two hours I can watch four sitcoms.....or five if I have them recorded and can fast forward through the commercial......I wish I could do that at the movies......in two hours I can burn over 500 calories on the treadmill......that of course would require a lot more effort.....the bottom line is that there are a lot of things you can do in two hours......but today I discovered something new......I can sit and watch my beautiful wife hold my little hero Tyler for two straight hours!!!!! That's right, Heather held Tyler for two straight hours today!! He desatted a little, had some trouble adjusting at first, but, once he settled in, he was the happiest little guy in the world.....I said happiest little guy and not happiest person cuz the title of happiest person went to Heather who basked in every second of the experience......even to the point that she kept delaying going to pump cuz she refused to give him up!!! It was a great two hours. Most of the time a "hold" will wind up being a tease due to the experience being cut short.....but not today. The other great news of the day is that Parker has broken the four pound mark!!!! He is still requiring high Oxygen and continues to desat regularly which are both preventing him from being extabated,......but we are rejoicing in the fact that he is officially four pounds today!!! That is almost a 300% increase from his birth weight which means he has almost tripled his original birth weight!!!! My boy may still be struggling, but at least he is still growing!!!! There are some cute pics below of Parker being "sleepy" and Tyler eating his fingers....take a peak.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The dimpled knuckles and elbows are starting to show, along with the double chin. ( from a previous blog) Precious little elements of babyhood. We can all feel the joy and your little bit of heaven! Awesome!