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 21, 2008


See our happy and content little boys?
See our CPAP-FREE little boys?
See mommy and daddy's happy faces? (well, didn't get a picture of that, but I think you can invision this sight)

Yes, it happened! Arriving today to see BOTH boys off the pesky CPAP device was divine indeed!

Here's Parky enjoying his first time on the cannula. It's so nice to finally see his entire face and head! There's our little guy!

Experiencing the "calm" of the boys was thrilling. They seemed so comfortable and suddenly so much like newborn babies.

We are hoping they can stay on the cannula and not return to CPAP. Their first blood gas test was positive, showing acceptable levels of CO2 so far!
Keep it up boys...it's a good thing, really!

Here's Tyler remembering that he was once on the cannula. "Hey, I think I like this!"


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Keep growing.....


Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful development for sure!!! Home can't be far away....So proud of your little munchkins, getting stronger and more independent each and every day. Excellent work parents and to all the the support team of the nurses and doctors!

Anne E said...

Yaaaaaaaay! :) Congratulations to all!