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, December 8, 2008

Holiday Spirit!

Santa's Lil Helpers are getting ready for the holidays! Unfortunately they haven't been following family tradition by eating everything in sight. Instead they've taken a more "reserved" approach to eating...um...actually a TOO reserved approach! On Friday the Ped put the boys on rice cereal to assist with their horrific reflux and inability to gain weight appropriately. We haven't a great improvement in the reflux, but Tyler gained more than 1 ounce/per day since beginning the rice cereal. No, they aren't eating the cereal with a spoon and bowl, it is diluted in their formula. BUT...tonight we will be trying to feed them with a spoon! Today the Ped told us to try and feed them a more solid serving of food and see how they do. He believes it will really help with their reflux. Either way we are being referred to a GI (Gastrointestinal doctor). Hopefully this doctor will get us to a calmer place with the boys refluxing - it's REALLY bad and unsettling to them (and us too)!
Okay, so mommy just loves these holiday outfits! Too stinkin' cute! Enjoy!

Parky smiling...so hard to catch on camera!

Tyler looking stunned by the flash!


Anonymous said...

I know I tell you all the time, but they are just too cute for words.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Tyler! Way to go Parker! Let's hope the GI doc has some good ideas to relieve the reflux.
Loving the christmas pics!We miss our boys!!!
tTresa and Katie

Cindy said...

Wow. Boys who don't want to eat. Can't even wrap my mind around that.

But I promise that one day, when you open your refrigerator and those two gallons of milk you bought yesterday are gone, and the gallon of orange juice is too; and then you discover that the three boxes of Oreos that you hid are also missing, you will think back to this time wistfully.

Parker and Tyler have come such a long way, and things continue to improve, even though not as quickly as you'd hoped. Hang in there. Your problems with feeding them are just getting started. And it won't be long before you're asking, "How can you be hungry again?!!!"

Merry Christmas! Santa's been pretty good to you this year.
Cindy Cutts

Ashley said...

Have fun with the rice cereal on a spoon. Love the holiday outfits! All I want for Christmas is to meet the boys in person!