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, October 6, 2009

Teeth & Curls

Tyler: "Get your hands out of my mouth - this is a 'toys & things off the floor only' zone!"

Tyler now has 7 teeth - weird huh? He has four on the bottom, two incisors and ONE front tooth! Yep...that other front tooth is being stubborn! It looks like Tyler LOST his front tooth - his smile cracks me up! And what little nubs he has - I certainly hope they ALL grow in further or he'll have a really hard time eating...that is, WHEN he actually eats! ;o)

When I took Parker to the dentist (because of his grinding & chipped teeth) I asked him if getting your incisors before your front teeth was "odd". He said it was not a 'normal' thing and he wasn't sure he'd seen any patients with this occurrence. I told him BOTH boys got their front teeth AFTER their incisors came in, attributing that to their intubation at birth (the tube actually made a dent on the roof of their mouths - which has resolved). He said we'll never know "why", but their adult teeth should be as 'normal' as anyones.

Parker after a bath...look what happens to his hair. Looking at him from the front is no big deal, totally normal hairdo. But look at the BACK of his head...

...curls baby - LOTS and lots of curls! It looks like I put his hair in curlers! No mommy is not ready to cut hair - leave me alone! ;o)


Trish said...

I love the curls!
Robbie has a little bit of wave, but nothing like that.
The teeth thing is so strange. There is just no rhyme or reason sometimes. One of the girls at daycare has all for of her front teeth, all her molars and none of her incisors. She looks like a little Bratz doll.

Ryan n Heidi said...

Those curls are precious- don't you dare cut!!! Those teeth are cute. I've heard that early babies get odd teeth that usually crack and chip easily...strange!