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 14, 2008

Tyler Eats!

It's Tyler's turn! Big boy drank his first bottle of milk today! Unlike brother, Tyler isn't using the Haberman Feeder, instead he's using a regular bottle. Even though he didn't drink it all, he did REALLY well for his first time eating!

If you're wondering why the boys are eating on their sides, it's to prevent the milk from running directly into their throats. A side hold allows the milk to collect in their cheek and helps them control the amount of liquid that is swallowed. This prevents desats and bradycardic episodes.

Always up for a good burp!

This eating business is soooo much work, I know!

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