Well, I have to say I am officially in my foal coma. This is when my family gets to make fun of nearly everything I say. So please bare with me. :)
Collins was up all night, sometimes playing and sometimes just uncomfortable. His little tummy is still not quite where it should be, but his kidneys are working perfectly, and constantly. So not only is he eating every 1- 1 1/2 hours, he is also getting me up every time he "soils" the nursery. Needless to say, he must be planning this, as it never ever happens simultaneously.
He has learned very quickly that if he pounds his foot on the stall door, that mommy is awake instantly, as well as any other time he makes a noise.
Collins is going to be a force to be reckoned with. His personality is soooooooo intense. When he drinks his milk, he attacks it like he has never ever eaten. He pushes the bucket so hard that his back legs splay out and his front hoofers slide into my feet. He loves to blow bubbles in it and has learned that more often than not, he can fool me and when he is done, or almost done, he will grab the bucket and slosh milk all over. Other times he will be in the middle of drinking and smash the side of the bucket with enough force to nearly remove it from my hands. It is seriously like wrestling an alligator. (Maybe not quite like that - but you know what I mean). He gets the biggest kick out of spraying milk all over me and the stall. So Matt built a little platform and we put his bucket inside a big rubber one. It is the perfect height, but he figured out how to literally pick up the bucket in his teeth and fling it. Then I used these big clips to hold it and he figured out how to take those off. So we are back to me holding his bucket.
He is such a funny little guy and loves to play with his basketball. He will spend close to half an hour at a time pawing it. When he gets frustrated he holds the ball with his face and then tries to paw it. He also has a love affair with the ball that hangs down for him to play with.
He is doing well and his gut appears to be doing better as well. We have passed two of the "PTL" markers, the first day and the 72 hour mark, so I am very happy right now that he is doing so well.
I can't believe I forgot how messy taking care of a newborn is. Between the cleanups and the feedings we are going through mass supplies of baby wipes and paper towels. He is on his 2nd 5# bag of milk powder and well into that. We want to thank everyone who is helping with his care and supplies. We seriously couldn't do it without you. In response to the question of what he needs, this is our "wish list" and what we need the most.