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!

2 comments:

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