Friday, July 11, 2008

Good Eats

That Phoebs doesn't exactly eat a lot is no secret. She is a skinny little thing that would rather be going someplace than eating. That whole sitting still thing is overrated for her, including sitting still for food. I think she'd eat a lot more if we permitted her to eat all of her meals while walking about the kitchen; alas, no dice.

We have, however, noticed a spike in her appetite over the past few days. Monday night, she scarfed her entire plate of food. And trust me. It was a lot of food. And while we were at Camp Mops&Pops, one of her suppers lasted forty-five full minutes. In the high chair. And included three chicken nuggets, which supposedly all kids like, but my kid wouldn't touch before then. She has also seemed like a bottomless pit for liquid, drinking lots of milk, juice, and water. We're all a little surprised.

But today's eating has been pretty incredible all day long. I mean, I feel like I should catalog it here, for a record or something. For all those who care:
  • Breakfast: half a buttered biscuit, about 1/4 cup of cantaloupe, 6 ounces of milk
  • Before nap: 2 ounces of milk
  • Lunch: about 1/3 cup of pasta with peas, 1/2 of a small can of mandarin oranges, 1 slice of provolone cheese, 6 ounces of milk
  • At the grocery store: This is where things get amazing, at least to me... she eats 1 sample bologna and cheese roll-up (bologna!), 8 animal crackers, and at least 15 cheez-its. This is all after a big lunch! Where does this tiny child put all this?
  • Before nap: 2 ounces of milk
  • Afternoon snack: 8 slices of banana, 4 ounces of grape juice + 4 ounces of water (diluted)
  • Supper: Michael decided to give me the night off in the kitchen, so we spontaneously headed to get pizza. Phoebs at almost a whole piece of pizza (!) and half a can of mandarin oranges. She also drank about 4 ounces of water, and ate several chunks of ice. We then walked next door to get gelato; she ate several enthusiastic bites.
  • Bedtime: 5 ounces of milk
I realize that this is probably a typical day for most toddlers as far as food goes, but this is what Phoebe would typically eat over a two or three day period. I'm convinced she's going through some kind of growth spurt... and I'm loving it. It has been so much fun to have a kid who likes to eat!

Maybe she's been influenced by her mommy, who is really loving food right now? I think Phoebe is just trying to put on a little baby weight with me. Either way, it's all good eats!


Lauren said...

Maybe I'll go on the Phoebe diet to put on those mysterious missing pounds!

Andy and Kelly said...

wow! that is a lot of food! I have no reference for a toddler, though, but judging from the sounds of it, that girl was put'n away some food! She's probably just trying to get bigger since she heard she was going to be a "big" sister! :D atehehehe