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, November 30, 2008

Daddy, Parker and Tyler on Thanksgiving - the boys did start out with darling matching outfits...but that never lasts (as you can see)!

Thanksgiving in the Thompson household was pretty mellow this year. With our "partying" family in India, we enjoyed a low key celebration. Luckily Grandma Thompson, Auntie Kristen and Uncle Bob came for a quick visit and the boys got some quality Thompson cuddle time. Then Grammie Schrupp came with a entire turkey dinner in hand - yummo! If only we could have blended it into a liquid for the boys!

Food and eating seems to be an ongoing challenge with the boys. They continue to give us a run for our money when trying to keep the minimum number of cc's in their systems. We've settled on two different specialty formulas each of them is requiring and have regretfully conceded that they will not be going back to my breast milk. Boo hooo hoooo! In our attempt to wean the boys from NICU nipples, we've tried a number of Playtex brands, only to go back to our original models. These boys do not like change! Ha ha! Gratefully Tyler's feedings have improved and with luck he'll show a weight gain tomorrow when we visit the doctor. Our Friday appointment was re-scheduled because the office was closed for the holiday. Tomorrow will bring a weight check for Tyler and hopefully news that we don't have to return until the next RSV shot!

Besides their challenged feeding abilities and continual reflux, they are just the best babies ever. They are getting used to their mommy and daddy's laps and are starting to complain when we are apart. Quite adorable, but I predict mayhem in our future - ha ha! Mommy kisses the boys over and over and over again and they sometimes get irritated with her, but she doesn't care.

Overall, we are just so thankful for our two little miracles - that made this first Thanksgiving the BEST!

Okay, so I HAD to put up a couple pics of John on his trip to Texas Stadium where he witnessed the brutal 49er beating. Here he is with his traveling buddies after the game.

excuse me...
are you somewhere you're not supposed to be?


Lauren said...

What a cute picture of you and the boys up top!!

You look a little nervous T in that bottom one...hahaha!

~Lauren Wright

Anonymous said...

What cute little lovies! There Auntie Teresa needs more information and photos. I'm having Tyler Parker withdrawl. Missing those baby boys.