Thursday, August 19, 2010

Apparently my children are underweight

By underweight I mean BIG TIME!

Kyle has done a horizontal growth in 3 fallen OFF that stupid growth chart they scare us moms with.

Luke, my so called TANK, also moved horizontally on it...falling from 50th percentile into the 30's.

That chart is my nemesis. I hate that thing yet I am ruled by that thing.

More food was the doctors orders.

My answer was how? They eat 3 meals a day plus snacks and 20 oz of formula.

And so, the request is that I pack their meals full of fat. Full fat cheese, egg yolks, creamy know what I'm saying.

For this health nut...the word full fat frightens me. I have been trying to get full fat into them through avocados, toast and butter, cheese, yogurt...but my efforts have obviously been futile. Apparently a burger and fries would also do according to the doc. I think not missy!

So I'm on MISSION FAT this next month (good fat) as the doc MUST see us in 4 weeks....I think she finished off the appointment with....

Fat = Growth = Brain Development...

As she stared at me like I'm an idiot and making my kids dumb with each morsel of low fat food I serve.

You know I love a challenge, so BRING IT doc...

The next time you see these two lean machines they will have chunked out for ya!
So help me out my fellow readers and moms...what will make my two monkeys fill out and ride that growth curve onward and upward!


  1. Ugh, I know how frustrating that chart can be! My little man was in the 5-10 percentile at his last appointment. My child eats all the time. We feed him whatever we are eating. I've been trying to get some more fat in him as well. He LOVES cheese, so he eats that for a snack a lot. I have also been giving him chocolate milk, because he won't drink the regular milk. :-( I was actually thinking about giving him some peanut butter.. but haven't done that yet.

    Don't get discouraged! I'm sure your boys are fine. YOU ARE THE MOM and you know what's best for them!

  2. Really? They don't look like they are super underweight! Healthy full fats sound good...dairy is a good one. Full fat yogurt and cheese. Maybe some homo milk? I've read you can start adding that at 9 months.

    Sheesh, I'm jealous!

  3. Full fat would scare me too! They are just so cute, I can't imagine they need to gain weight... but Doctor's know best :) Good luck!

  4. New reader tonight. Oh my goodness they are adorable!

  5. When they're that little they really do need fat. Whole milk, yummy cheese - let them enjoy when their little and have a good excuse. After age 2 it's all skim milk.

  6. Precious sweet kiddos. I bet if you post more photos it will help, hehe!

  7. Kids can eat full fat, they aren't like us! Give them the cheese and egg yolks!

  8. I don't know. How 'bout CHEESE CAKE? he he. They are so stinkin' cute!!! :D

  9. I'm with you. I want my kids to eat lots of healthy fats like avacodo, hummus (olive oil), natural peanut butter, but I don't think that pushing chz burgers and fries is ever a 'great' idea. Can you add ground flax to their food to sneak in extra calories without adding to the volume of it so that they will still eat it?

    Oh and I HATE those charts too. My kids are at the other end of the spectrum though. Kirstyn at her 6 year appt was sooooo far off of the chart that they put her on the 9 yr old chart where it turned out that her height/weight ratio was perfect and she was 50th % if only she were 9. Ugh.

  10. Babies require such different diets than adults - which your doctor pointed out contains a lot of fat. My babies have been on whole milk until age two, and also cheese, eggs (not just the whites), yogurt, rice/oat cereals, and more carbs - - whole wheat pasta and bread..... Have you seen any improvement??