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, February 26, 2010

Practicing Our Manners

Here are a couple videos of the Bubbies practicing their manners. They don't have a handle on spoken language but their sign language is progressing along - especially when they want something!

I know it looks like Tyler is coughing up a lung here, but I assure you he is fine. This is a daily activity, especially when he's sitting in his highchair with food smeared every where. He tends to get more "coughy" as the so-called eating session progresses. But he still needs to practice his manners, something in which he's extremely accomplished! The whining...not so accomplished. He needs to work on his fake crying a little more!

Parker is pretty good about trying new foods as long as he can feed himself. Try to put something in Parker's mouth - forget it! And he'll punish you the rest of the time by shaking his head "no" so you can't get any food near him. BUT he is drinking through a straw and can also drink via cup - but volume is really the challenge. Parker just can't take in a significant amount of calories to impact his weight. In this video he is pretty irritated because it's time to get down and he knows manners are a must!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sooooo cute and talented!
Auntie Teresa