Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eating History

While scrapbooking this weekend, I came across Audrey's stats from her 18 month appointment. She weighted 24 pounds. The same weight she was at her two year appointment a few weeks ago with a cast on her arm. (Ray seems to think they weigher her incorrectly at that 18 months appointment, I don't remember...).

I looked back at Ashley's stats and she was 24 pounds at one year. To say these two are completely different is an understatement.

Ashley will devour pretty much anything you put in front of her, but she especially loves fruit. Any fruit, blueberries, peaches, pineapples. Meat? Loves it. Pork (what kid loves pork?), chicken, beef.

Audrey? French fries and cookies (or cook-cooks as she calls them).

After her 2 year appointment, I was a little concerned (as in I was freaking out and stressing out that she was starving to death, when in reality she is fine). I took the girls to Virginia, and that first night at my parents house, she did not eat one bite of dinner. Not one.stinking.bite.

The next day? Ate just fine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And I stopped stressing out.

Sometimes she eats, sometimes she doesn't. We fill her plate at dinner with everything we are eating, and most of the time she choses at least one of the items to eat. And if I am really concerned, I give her a drinkable yogurt. At least I know she is getting calcium and getting filled up.

She may be little, but stay away from her in the morning, at least until she has had her morning cup of milk...

10 comments:

Happy Working Mom said...

You know, I always worried about eating until we had a pediatrician talk to our moms group and she said that kids balance themselves out all the time. They might not eat very well for one or two days, and then the next day they eat great. She said it's very normal. I started watching my kids and sure enough, that's exactly what they did!

It sounds like Audrey does the same thing!

Wendy said...

Lani is the same way, but it goes from meal to meal, not day to day. She ate a small breakfast today, so I am sure that she will have a HUGE lunch. Lani is 20 pounds at 19 months, but the docs are not too concerned as long as she is gaining. We go back in April for a weight check.

Julie said...

Audrey also likes M&Ms - as I can attest to! : )

Abby ALWAYS has room for sweets but is ALWAYS full for veggies.

Pam said...

I worry about the eating too- but you are right- they will eat when they are hungry and it all works out. It isn't funny how two kids with the same parents, same environment, etc can be so different.

dawn224 said...

my 9 month old likes FISH. Whhhhaaaa?

BoufMom9 said...

Boy do I know this stress! My 16 month old twins are like your girls- complete opposites! My son, Will, will eat ANYTHING you put in front of him and Emma, well, she picks, picks, picks and she's a teeny little thing next to him...UGH!

Kelly M said...

I have always been told...kids will eat when they are hungry and not to force them. I do not have any kids but I do believe this to be true. But really what do I know?
Thanks for the link for the coffee info...I filled it out..as I too am an avid coffee drinker!

Rachel said...

Alyssa is the exact same way. Chris and I put the food on her plate, sometimes she eats, most times she doesn't. And, like Audrey, she's tiny!

SJ said...

I worry about my kids eating habits all the time. Then I gave up because I was more stressed about it then they were hungry.

If they eat, they eat. If not? They will eventually!

my4kids said...

I've always worried when my kids weren't great eaters but for the most part they won't starve themselves. Izzak was always way up on the growth charts and the rest have always been really low except Joshua who kind of jumps around alot. Kenzie used to be a difficult one to feed when she was that age but she is fine now eating.