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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time to Eat!

We have a new Feeding Therapist who has already made significant improvements with our eating efforts. Unfortunately I'm stuck in a health insurance vs. state-run services struggle and she may not be able to stay with us. I am VERY sad about this! So this is Tyler's current oral eating situation - fruit purees in a bowl with oral tools dipped in it for "taste". Here's a NUK brush that he chews on to help push back his gag reflex. He also has a duo spoon - a rubber spoon with ridges on it to get his palette used to different textures. Food time isn't too messy with this one!

Parker is working on exploring different kinds of tastes and textures. He continues to eat very little orally but is trying various types of foods. Here he is eating frozen pancakes, cheesy puffs and banana. It continues to be a struggle for me to not focus on the number of bites or calories...the goal is to get him try a variety of foods and get used to multiple textures. I keep forgetting! ;o)

Parker: "Eating isn't THAT bad!"

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