Michael is an eater; he eats and eats and asks for more. I can scarcely comprehend the amount of food the boy consumes and I shudder to think of the day when he has a teenaged appetite. Dear Lord.
Here, for example, is what we pack for his lunch:
It's a 100% fruit juice pouch (they get milk w/ the afternoon snack at school, not to mention he has it w/ breakfast and dinner), an entire banana, cheese slices, and a whole wheat mini bagel w/ sunbutter. (The painkillers in the background are mine!) He also eats both a morning and afternoon snack at daycare and is practically crying for dinner every night. Um, seriously, he often stands at my feet and cries while I make dinner. It's charming.
Most times that we get him out of his seat after a meal his stomach is comically full and hard as a brick. You might suggest that we feed him more often so he isn't so hungry when he eats, but he's already eating three meals and two snacks a day. Tonight, after a hot dog (no bun), tater tots, apple, milk, and corn his stomach was so huge I tried to take a picture of it... without much success.
He grew annoyed with the photo session and brought me his pajamas - it IS cold in our house.
I couldn't capture the stomach phenomenon to my liking - you'll have to take my word for it. Does anyone else have a toddler who does this?
He's had RSV and can't kick it, so the doctor just put him on an oral steroid... his appetite can't possibly get any bigger, can it?