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.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Parker Is Home!

Parker in his going home outfit, just hanging out in the crib waiting for discharge. Such a cool dude!

In the car, making our way out of the hospital garage (8pm - yes, it was a LONG discharge to say the least).

Finally, he's home!

We had to set him up like he is in the NICU with support blankets on both sides, his mobile (he's familiar with all songs), and Cowboys blankie on top!

Parky, home where he belongs!

What a long, memorable day for all of us!


Natalia said...

Tears of pure joy to see one little one home where he belongs! One down one to go. Come on Tyler you can do it!
Love "Auntie" Nat

Allison said...

Congrats!!! I am SO happy you guys made it home today...Hope you guys get a little sleep-I will miss Parker!
Nurse Allison :)

Courtney said...

oh my goodness i saw you posted a blog tonight & was soo excited!! i didnt think you were going to, but i (& im sure many others) are so greatful that you did! john must have picked out his adorable outfit, huh? :) I'm sure you've had this planned out for months!! i understand the discharge taking allllll day, it did for us too. Atleast parker is home.. woo hoo! one down, one to go! :)

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Hooray! Picture perfect. It was all meant to be. Brother will be right behind. Then the real fun begins!


Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you guys!!!! Tyler will be there soon!

Lauren said...

WOW!!! I'm so glad that Parker got to come home & Tyler hopefully soon, that's so GREAT!! What tuff little guys! Wishing you guys the VERY best!!

-Lauren Wright

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Now another adventure begins ;-)

jen brandt

Judy Pendergraft said...

I cried with joy when I read this message. So happy that you have your little lovie home with you and I know Tyler will follow soon. Thanks for sharing this long and arduous journey will all of us. We feel like family. God bless you!

samantha said...

Congratulations on bringing one home! Hope your first night went well - and you got some rest :) Tyler will be home before you know it! Love you all!

Connie said...

I am so happy for you all! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers - especially praying that Tyler comes home soon.

Love, Connie Huyck