With the exception of the time she was sick with a milk protein allergy, Faith has always been a good eater. A double chin like this doesn't just happen without some serious effort.
Like most toddlers, Faith has meals where she just picks at her food and ends up just eating something pathetic like half an apple and some milk. More often than not, she can house a serious amount of food.
Faith's food today:
Pre-breakfast: She has Triscuits with me around 7am (morning sickness is back, hence starting the day with crackers)
Breakfast: Buttered waffle and whole milk
Snack: Sliced strawberries and 3 Golden oreos (the cookies are the toll I pay for her good behavior on our 2 mile walk/run outside)
Lunch: 6 inch Subway sub (Italian BMT), Sun Chips, and a chocolate chip cookie.
I started out just giving her half, but she gobbled that down and asked "More?" so she finished off the other half too, except for the pepperoni. Apparently she's not a fan.
|Mommy, don't hold back on me. I know this isn't half of your sandwich.|
|Ew, pepperoni? This has to go.|
After all that food (where does she put it all??) she passed out for a 2.5 hour nap. I love when her "big" meal of the day is at lunch because then nap time is so easy. It's like trying to get an adult to nap after Thanksgiving.
Dinner: Plain pasta, apple slices, carrots, and garlic bread. She didn't eat this all (half the pasta and most of the apple), but dinner is often her lightest meal of the day.
|I'm carb loading for an EPIC tantrum later|
Post dinner snack ("dessert"): Sliced grapes and strawberries
When she's 6 feet tall by 10th grade and asks me "How did this happen??" I'm going to point to my husband and then show her this post and be like "That's how".
The days when Faith cleans her plate are the worst days of Peanut's life.
|Kid...you're supposed to THROW the food...remember??|
When I wasn't just sitting in awe of my kid's ability to eat as much as a grown person, I also ran today. This was my best run all week and I have no idea why. It's better to not question these things. I did 2 miles outside and then 3 more on the treadmill during nap time. I actually wanted to keep going, but that seems to bite me in the butt lately so I called it a day there. I'm trying to remember to just be grateful that I can still run at 36 weeks pregnancy and not push my luck (and body) too far.
Just for good measure, let's have one more Vintage Faith double chin picture, mostly because I think it's equally hilarious and adorable:
|OMG Mommy, this is so embarrassing.|
What is your biggest meal of the day? I actually really enjoy having a huge lunch and then a light dinner, like Faith, but when I run mid-day it doesn't always work out. Ideally, I would have a huge lunch and then a nap, just like Faith. She's a smart cookie.