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.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tyler Conductor

Is Tyler a conductor, dreaming about his future professional career with the symphony?

Or is he dreaming of his future as an airplane (yes, the actual plane, he is a baby after all), soaring through the sky?

We're not sure what the arms-in-the-air sleeping is about, but what we do know for sure is that Tyler is toooo cute!

So this weekend didn't change much with Tyler. He is now starting off every feed with a bottle, but normally only takes half. The rest is gavaged to ensure he gets his nutrition. Unfortunately his sats have been a little rocky, not boding well for an early discharge. He is sitting at a requirement of 1/2 liter of oxygen - they'd like him to be around 1/4 to 1/8. Poor Tyler has started a new thing this week, coughing, chocking and refluxing. Mommy was fortunate enough to be the recipient of one of Tyler's huge reflux events. Smells great! So we are waiting once more for Tyler to make strides and hoping he doesn't end up staying longer in the NICU than Parker. But we will deal with whatever happens, won't we?

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