ANGELA and COLTON ROSE
The past 24 hours in review:
Hey, speaking of 24, I actually also turn 24 on Sunday!
(NOTE: I love Colton dearly, just not the way he eats. Read on to see why.)
11 p.m.- Go to bed (Mike put Colton down)
11:45-12:45 a.m.- feed Colton (45 mins), pump (10 mins), supplement with bottle since he didn't get enough (5 mins). Colton is one of the slowest and most inefficient eaters, hence the extreme time commitment.
12:45-2 a.m.- Help Colton fall to sleep
2-4 a.m.- Sleep
4-5:15 a.m.- Feed Colton, pump, supplement with bottle
5:15-6:30 a.m.- Sleep (sleep total up to 4 hours!)
6:30-7:30 a.m- Feed Colton, pump, supplement with a bottle and put Colton in bed next to me
7:30-9 a.m.- In denial about having to get up for the day. Sleep on and off.
you get the idea...
My day continues with this same 2 1/2 to 3 hour cycle of hour eating sessions, pumping, supplementing with bottles. By the time I'm DONE with the whole feeding thing, it's usually been more than an hour and then I only have about and hour or so left until the NEXT feeding. Colton drips milk all over me, so I usually smell like milk as well as being drenched in milk. He also smells like milk and often needs a change of clothes from dribbling the milk all over himself with his weak latch. He requires complete attention while feeding, I can't look away, do anything else, sleep, or relax for longer than 30 seconds until he needs my help again. Then after all this feeding which lasts 40 mins, he still needs more food since he hasn't gotten enough.
I also forgot to mention that during eating, Colton kicks me and growls at me when he's not falling asleep or pushing off me!
It's almost been a month of bad eating, and if things don't improve in the next week...Colton and I are going to have to work something else out. My patience is wearing thin and I can't keep doing this, I'm going crazy!
C'mon Colton, mommy would really appreciate if you showed some improvement.