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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mommy Photo Shoot

Today was another GI checkup and the PA and Dietitian were both thrilled with the boys progress. Both gained weight and they loved that Tyler is now taking all of his daily bottles - good sign! Few changes were made to our "plan" but that didn't stop them from continuing our weekly visits. This morning's 7am visit would'nt have been bad for me if Parker hadn't needed a 4am feeding for some reason. It always seems as though something happens at night, preventing a full nights sleep for the mommy. The previous night it was Tyler's gavage pump - twice! Grrr...

The boys had assessments done by an Infant Development Specialist a couple of weeks ago - she determines how often they need therapy and what kind of therapy will be useful (to help their development). We just received the report from the assessment and both boys are meeting requirements for 0 to 3 months and are meeting some requirements for 3 to 6 months. She requested therapy 3 times each month. So it looks like we'll be having weekly therapy sessions (which are based on "play", of course). No, she won't be bringing in a little baby "couch" for discussions...ha ha! ;o)

All else is wonderful - just watching my little Lovies grow! Below are pics from a photo session I conducted with the boys - poor guys! Yes, mommy periodically tries to get pics of the boys together - and getting them to smile and be happy about it is another story! Here is Parker being irritated with me!

"What's this picture stuff again?"
"Mom...is this REALLY necessary?"

"I am just beyond irritated right now!"

"Ya, I'm talkin' to you!"

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