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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rooming In

I will just say that "rooming in" with Parker was QUITE an experience - I think I got around 2 hours of sleep last night. Parker is the noisiest baby ever - his squeaks were never ending. Of course, if I didn't hear him I'd immediately jump up and look at him to make sure he was still breathing. Good grief! Well, I wanted to get pictures but between taking video, getting situated into the room and trying hard to NOT be a paranoid parent, I just didn't have time. We are still on track to take Parker home with us tomorrow! John and I are going to take advantage of a baby-free night and try to get some good, solid sleep. After last night we're both convinced we'll be tired for the next 18 years!

Results from Parker's MRI were positive! His "area of concern" does not look concerning anymore and the docs were pleased with the films. What a total relief - I didn't realize how this was weighing on me until the doctors told us about the results. Hallelujah!

Tyler is "feeding on demand" now and has started taking full amounts at almost every feeding! That bodes well for Tyler's departure! I think John and I are NOT "rooming in" with Tyler - I think we'll opt to just take him right home! Ha ha...

We'll post pics of Parker's trip home as soon as we are able, but don't be surprised if it's not immediate - I have a FEELING we'll be pretty busy the next few days...or so! zzzzzz....

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Hope you're able to get some sleep tonight. Eventually, the waking because of no noise will go away, but as someone with a 10-month old at home, I think you're right...no solid night's sleep for the next 18 years. Please let me know if you need someone to do a grocery run or any other mundane errands for you. Can't wait to hear about Parker's adventures at home!