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, August 25, 2009

Tyler's First Steps!

First I must boast about Tyler taking his first steps BY HIMSELF! The other day he was holding on to the couch and I put his favorite stacking pales on the chair about 2 feet away and he just went for them! He certainly didn't know what he was doing, but he walked to them by himself! Fluke? I wondered. Again today I was challenging him and trying to get him to trust his footing and he successfully walked about three steps by himself - twice! It was just thrilling to see! I grabbed the video camera and of course he quit doing it! Doh! But we are sooo very proud of him!

Okay, less exciting news: Went to the Pediatrician yesterday for the boys 1-year well checkup and immunizations - yes, technically they are 14 months, but adjusted they are really 11 months old so I'm okay with a late visit. The doctor said they are both doing well and are actually on the growth charts for their actual age! They were both 29" in length and Tyler weighed 18lbs 14oz and Parker weighed 18 lbs 7oz. Whew...they are on a roll finally! And of course Parker's head was in the 75%, which wasn't a shocker. Their shots made them VERY sad but they both quickly snapped out of the crying and seemed fine the rest of the day. I was concerned that they'd have a reaction to the live cultures, but neither ended up with even a fever - that was nice.

We discussed the chance of the boys getting Synagis shots (for RSV) again this winter and he told us that our Pulmonologist has to put the referral through because it's a respiratory virus. But he did say that the boys MUST get the Swine Flu and regular Flu vaccinations as soon as he gets them. He also suggested that John and I get both shots, but in watching the news it looks like there might not be enough to go around! I think adults in the their 40's are at the bottom of the list. We will definitely get our regular flu shots and try our best to get the other - when available!

So to share some equal Bubbie ability boasting (say that five times), the boys can do the sounds/mouth movements for "airplane", "horse", and "fish" (fish has no sound, your mouth just goes up and down - Parker does it REALLY well...it's sooo stinkin' cute)! Here are some random pics I took today of the Bubbies just playing around!

T & P: What? We didn't do anything, swear!

Parker sitting there being cute and he doesn't even know it!

Parker's "Fists of Fury" - he does this cute thing where he tightens his fists and shakes them while yelling. I actually think it's so funny but he's obviously trying to communicate something important to me!

Tyler just standing around - because there's nothing better to do!

Tyler playing hard with the rings - they never get old, do they?


Anne E said...

Congrats! First steps, so exciting! Now the real trouble begins. :)

Courtney said...

ty walking already... GOOD JOB!!! he is walking early-ish for being a micro!! 11m adjusted.. go tyler!! Lowell isn't even walking on his own. I've noticed Lowell develops more when seeing other kids his age do things, maybe parker will catch on soon :)

Ryan n Heidi said...

What handsome boys! That is SO great about Tyler's steps- wahooo!!! Happy Dance....Happy Dance...

TwoBoysMom said...

Hey, I bet you guys will be able to get the swine flu shot, since you are "care givers" to kids at risk! Definitely worth asking...