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.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

First Tub Bath for Parker

Well, it seems as though we've had a "stall" in progress with the boys. They seem to be fine "hanging out" EXACTLY where they are - Parker still on high flow cannula needing around 25% oxygen (he did go back up to a pressure level of 5) and Tyler remaining on CPAP needing around 30% oxygen with a pressure level of 6. Tyler seems to be pretty agitated with his CPAP and fights with it. We're hoping to meet with the Pulmonologist and doctors this week to discuss a plan for the little guys. They just haven't been progressing in the respiratory area at all lately. We did have a good weekend with the boys by giving them baths in a real baby bathtub! Below are pics of Parker's first tub bath! Gotta love it!

"This is torture! Leave my head alone, I like a flaky scalp!"

"What are they doing to me?"

"Wait a minute...maybe this isn't so bad!"

"Yep, I think I like this bath thing...not bad! Ahhhh!"

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