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, July 21, 2009
Parker had a "stranger danger" when we first arrived in the ACU. Here's grammie comforting him as he remains confused on whether he wants to be held or wants to play in the crib with the new found toys.
He's just not sure about this place.
Finally warms up to the nurses and waves "hi"!
His turn...ready to go!
Because Parker tends to be more shy and uncertain about people (not a bad thing) we had them give him a little sedative before they took him away. By the time the Anesthesiologist took him, he was VERY relaxed!
We live each day with a sense of hope, happiness, and determination. We take one step at a time, day by day, knowing that we will one day wake up and find ourselve with two grown sons! We savor their existence and try so hard to not take ANY time for granted. After a five year struggle leading up to the birth of our darling little ones, we are so grateful for the family we've been given. This blog has become our family journal that inspires and comforts us daily. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us!