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.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tyler Sits Up!

Tyler is a little "sitting up" champ! Danielle, our infant development therapist, had Tyler sitting up almost the entire session! He either sat or stood up (with help of course) the entire time. Good job buddy! The last couple of days Tyler has been able to sit up for quite a while without tipping over. The only problem is that he doesn't know how to get "out" of it so he'll sit there and cry when he's done. I tried to show him how he can lean over and lay down but he's not quite getting it. I think he needs more practice!

It's just so fun seeing the boys progress so quickly! Parker is also sitting up but seems to falls over after a couple of minutes - or when he sees something he wants. He'll lunge at objects, forgetting that he doesn't crawl or walk yet! Is he going to be the child that jumps off the roof because he's sure he can fly? We are in trouble!

Besides both boys now having both bottom teeth (yep, both boys have two little white teeth in front), the only other news comes from our Pulmonologist. Our Thursday appointment produced exciting news! The doctor checked both boys and congratulated us for a job well done. He said that by looking at them, reviewing their charts and recognizing that they did not get sick this RSV season, John and I did an excellent job and should be commended. He asked me to produce a monthly photo collage of the boys that he can use in his teachings and said that if he was going to do a story on successes, he'd send the news cameras to our house. After the appointment I looked for the band leading our "Good Parents" parade but it didn't show - weird, huh? Ha ha! He obviously made us feel good. BUT what made us feel better is the fact that the boys were given a green light to begin going out into the world. We need to remain vigilant about people washing hands before touching and not being around sick people, but on the most part they can begin socializing with others! I "smell" play dates in our future! He also told us that the boys WILL NOT need RSV shots next year - in fact, they won't even qualify! Wow...this is HUGE! We were walking on clouds when we left his office! Now, we still have to go back in a couple of months for check ups and their daily breathing treatments will continue, but on the most part the boys lungs are healing/growing right on track! Yipppppeeee!

Below are some fun pics from around the house!


Anne E said...

How exciting! Congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

You both really have done a remarkable job caring for our little miracle babies. It's nice to hear that the health care professionals are acknowledging your efforts and attention to the details. I bet they would be surprised to know that you can tell them what size u/p Tyler and Parker have had for every day since they've been home.
:^) Teresa

Ashley said...

Yay!!! Sorry your parade didn't show. They must've been caught in traffic. Eve and I would like to schedule our playdate. I have Fridays off, so let us know when you're available!

Jillian said...

This is such exciting progress! Clearly, your very hard work and dedication is paying off. We are so proud of you all!

Love to all four of you, Jillian (and the rest of the Portland family!)

Samantha said...

Yey! It is great to hear that they are both doing so well and you and John are being recognized for all your hard work!! I cant wait to meet the boys :)

Anonymous said...

So nice to see the progress! Sweeeet!

Chuck Hecht