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, July 1, 2010

Becoming 2 Over and Over Again!

The celebration never ends, if you're a Bubbie! The boys have been celebrating their second birthdays non-stop with a visit from Grandpa Schrupp and a visit from their Grandma Thompson, Uncle Bob and Auntie Kristin. Below are some highlights on the continued birthday extravaganzas!

A quick update on Bubbie health: Tyler's stomach x-ray showed blockage in his small intestine so we put him on a two-day regimen of magnesium citrate to clean out his system. After two days of massive diapers, Tyler's daily throw ups improved drastically. He also started a new steroid, Entocort, a couple of weeks ago so we're not sure if it's the resolved blockage, the new drug, or combination of the two. Either way, Tyler is improving (we think). Of course that doesn't mean he'll miraculously begin eating any time soon. Tyler's oral aversion is thickly ingrained into his being - this is a looooong journey folks!

Parker continues to eat on his own but not without bribes, patience and continued use of his appetite stimulant. Right now we are only gavaging water and medications into him during the day and hand gavaging one bolus of formula before he goes to bed at night (if he didn't meet his calorie minimum). We've come so far with him, I really can't complain about our tactics!

Coming soon are pictures of Bubbie water fun and Marine World trip! Until then, enjoy some more 2nd Bubbie birthday snaps!

Wow...look at the HUGE balloon from Grandma Thompson!

The boys can't get enough of this balloon - in fact, Parker tried to take it outside yesterday! Thankfully I caught it just before it traveled off to another two-year old in the next county!

Tyler got a ball...one of his all time favorite things!

We know what Parker likes...books!

Here's Auntie Kristin showing the boys their new tiger bubble blower! Quite the Cinderella moment...I should hand her a bucket and dish rag to clean my floors!

Little chocolate decedance cakes were enjoyed by the Bubbies (hum...well, maybe mommy and daddy)! Ha ha!

Okay Parker, if I HAVE to take a bite I will! Tough job...licking chocolate and cool whip out of the baby's hands!

Grandpa Schrupp attempting to read to BOTH Bubbies - good try grandpa!

Daddy and Tyler check out new Dr. Suess board books - fun fun!

Parker is intrigued with new books. Go Dog Go! is already a favorite book - a dog party in a tree? Can it get any better than that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's good to be TWO!!! Love those faces. Grandpa looks pretty comfortable with the boys and the books.
Let's hope that the new meds ARE the secret handshake to solve Tyler's eating dilema. Perhaps two IS the magic milestone we hoped.