Saturday, November 20, 2010

Feed me, Seymour

If Em's recent appetite is a growth spurt indicator, we're going to wake up tomorrow to an 8-foot tall toddler.

At her 2-year check-up last month, her pediatrician said that it was perfectly normal for Em to have one larger meal each day, graze during the other two meals, as well as a snack. That was nice to hear as it's just how Em normally eats.

Until the past few days, that is.

All she wants to do is EAT.

"I eat!" she says. "I want yogurt! I want CHEESE!" Kid, ya just had breakfast!

Here's what she ate today.

3 mini pancakes (She usually just takes a bite of each one. Lately she's been scarfing down all three.)
1/2 of a giant banana

Snack, which she wanted about an hour after breakfast
String cheese
Cheerios (dry)
Bites of my toast

Green beans
Slices of cheddar
(We were going to give her chicken, too, but she started to fall asleep in her high chair)

Dried fruit snacks (Trader Joe's)

Dinner (at Chego)
White rice
2/3 cup of stir-fried greens - She's not big on veggies, but she ate these like they were going out of style! She didn't even notice the dessert we ordered because she was too busy stuffing herself with these.

Blueberries - We got home from dinner and the first thing she said was, "I want cheese! I want banana!" She settled for a small bowl of blueberries.

When it was time for her bath, Brent and I were busting up over the Em's gigantic belly. It was quite the flotation device.

Her new appetite isn't a problem -- it's just a funny change from our norm. The interweb says that in addition to the voracious appetite during this growth spurt, we could expect our gal to sleep more. Here's to hoping!

"It ain't what you eat, but the way how you chew it." - Delbert Mcclinton


  1. Am chuckling as I read this because you just described everyday life with Rowan, especially the "I want cheeeeese" part. Last weekend we ordered him a kid burger at a restaurant, and I expected him to deconstruct it and just eat the bun, but he ate the whole thing ... well, WHOLE, only putting it down once to eat some fries from his dad's plate. Crazy impressive appetite this kid has.

  2. Dude, your kid is like a hobbit. Except she is a very cute hobbit.