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.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Let Me Outta Here!

"Help! This NICU is holding me hostage!"

"If I have to watch this mobile go around ONE MORE TIME...!"

"I know I can score a shovel somewhere and dig my way outta here!"
Okay, so Tyler is obviously STILL in the NICU! Talk about trying time for all of us - we just want him HOME! Well, we finally figured out WHAT was affecting Tyler's eating. By accident we figured out that he doesn't like the fortifier that is put in my breast milk (it gives him the extra calories he needs to gain weight)! He refuses to drink it and thus, is not making his minimum intake amount by bottle. When we found out we immediately had him moved over to formula feeding and he miraculously started bottling again. It was like magic! So...we're finally getting closer to Tyler coming home - AGAIN. I don't want to say when because it's really unknown, but John and I are hoping to see the little guy before 150 days in the NICU minimally. Good grief - that's not much to ask for, is it?
Besides his feeding, Tyler is just a good boy. He is ready to come home and we are anxious to take him out of there. Do you think they'd notice if his HUGS tag sort of fell off? ;o) hee hee...


Anonymous said...

I LOVE these babies SOOOOO much!!! I can't wait to see how these little personalities develop in the future because they are a hoot already.

*Can we ask the NICU gurus to remove the feeding tube to ensure it doesn't accidently get used?

Anonymous said...

So cute! Dig boy dig! You can do it! Eat big! Get big! You will be joining Parker soon and then what fun!

Chuck Hecht

Anonymous said...

I am so happy your family is finally at home together. Your boys are beautiful.
Susan (Karla's Aunt from Winnipeg)