Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It takes a lot of fodder to feed a hobbit

It would seem our youngest - "sweetheart" as she's come to want to be called - is in fact a hobbit. We believe this because of the mass amounts of food her tiny body can consume.

It is not uncommon for her to wake at 7:00am, or shortly thereafter, to have her first meal of the day - breakfast. This meal often consists of a bowl of "sweet" cereal, followed by a bowl of "non-sweet" cereal, then another bowl of cereal or a poptart or a piece of fruit. By the time she's part way through that last helping, she's "full".

This state, however, does not last too long. Come 8:30 or 9:00 am she is asking for her next morning meal - I call it her early morning snack.  This is usually something small - per mom's insistence  - some crackers, maybe.

Then at 10:00 am she has her mid-morning snack -- often a bit more substantial.  She'll start w/half a banana or a small orange.  Then, still hungry, she asks if she can "finish" any poptarts that may have been left from breakfast.  If no poptarts were left, she'll often ask for bread and butter.

And so it goes - whatever we give her - she asks for more. She appears to be a bottomless pit. I used to worry such snacking would "ruin her lunch", but she's proven that statement wrong time and time again.

So... I give her breakfast, an early morning snack, a mid-morning snack, followed finally by lunch.

Seems once lunch hits, her hobbitness disappears and she is perfectly fine to not eat again till dinner.  Such is the antics of our little "sweetheart" and her morning meals.


  1. Add some protein and I am sure it will fill her up and last longer than fast burning carbs. Sounds like a growth spurt :)

  2. She doesn't like much along the lines of protein - well, except chicken. Not sure she'd eat chicken for breakfast though. :-) Good thought though - this growth spurt is lasting a LONG time.

  3. Peanut butter? Chick peas/hummus? Cottage cheese? Cheese cubes? Scrambled eggs? French Toast?

  4. She doesn't like peanut butter - much. Chick peas and hummus - a no go. Cottage cheese - a big no go. Maybe cheese - depending on the day. Not a huge fan of scrambled eggs. We're trying french toast tomorrow.


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