Sunday, July 10, 2011

Skinny Baby

Amelie went to visit a pediatric dietician on Thursday because our doctor was a little concerned about her weight. Sam and I had to write down everything she ate for a week and take in the log to the appointment. We found out that Amelie weighs 18 pounds, 11 ounces (6th percentile) and is 2 feet, 4.5 inches tall (15th percentile!). So it looks like she hasn’t gained very much since her first birthday, but she’s grown an inch and jumped up to the tallest percentile in height that she’s ever been.

The dietician said it looked from the food chart like she needed to eat about 100-200 more calories a day, and she suggested that I give her a sippy cup of juice a day and an extra tablespoon of fat (so maybe butter on all of her vegetables, since we already hand her a spoon loaded up with sunflower seed butter pretty frequently) to get those extra calories in. She also wants us to do a weight check once a month and give her ½ of a children’s multivitamin.

Sam and I aren’t too concerned about it, since we know Amelie’s burning calories all the time walking and running and climbing on things. I didn’t want to give her any juice yet, just because I don’t want her teeth to suffer, but I bought a carton of V8 Fusion at Schnucks today, thinking it might be a little better since it has tomato and carrot juice in it, too. I think she got her extra fat in the form of butter and syrup on a waffle this morning for breakfast :)

Amelie's first cup of juice:

This stuff is good!

Silly baby

And if you're interested, here's an excerpt from the food log.

Day One


Breakfast: scrambled egg (1/4 egg)
Applesauce (3 Tbsp)
Whole goat milk (2 oz)

Snack: 2 bites weight watcher’s ice cream bar
12 blueberries
1 Ritz cracker
Sunflower seed butter (2/3 Tbsp)


Lunch: 12 noodles (lg shells) in cream sauce (2 Tbsp?)
Tbsp peas & Tbsp corn
Shredded mozzarella cheese (1/2 oz?)

Snack: 2 slices summer sausage
Peach yogurt (2 oz)


Snack: 1/5 banana
½ Ritz cracker

Supper: 12 raspberries
1 crouton
3 Tbsp. corn w/ butter
1 slice cucumber & 1 green pepper strip w/ poppyseed dressing
Lamb (1 oz)
Goat milk (1/2 oz)


Day Two


Breakfast: Scrambled egg (9/10 egg)
Goat milk (1 oz)

Snack: ½ banana
1 oz peach yogurt
17 blueberries
1 frosted mini wheat


Snack: 2 bites carrot w/ butter & agave nectar

Lunch: 1 slice Colby jack cheese
1 slice deli turkey
½ chunk cantaloupe


Dinner: 40% of a chicken breast, 1 Tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup fried rice (carrots, rainbow chard, bell pepper, onion, egg)
2 ounces goat milk

Snack: 3 oz yogurt
1 ounce of goat milk


Day Three


Breakfast: ¼ cup of oatmeal
1 Tbsp goat milk
¾ tsp butter
1 Tbsp sunflower seed butter


Snack: 1/3 banana
¼ cup pineapple

Lunch: ½ cup kidney beans
2/3 slice turkey
½ cherry tomato
1 chunk cantaloupe
tsp avocado on mum-mum
Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese


Snack: 1/4 apple
12 blueberries
3 chunks of cantaloupe

Dinner: 3 grape tomatoes
1/10 of a medium flour tortilla
Bite guacamole
2 oz steak
6 chunks cantaloupe

Snack: 2 oz. yogurt
¼ cup cheerios



  1. Where are you getting whole goat milk? I want in on this!

  2. I wouldn't be too worried; maybe she's just small. There was a little girl in the daycare who was itty bitty...she's almost 3 now and could still pass for one probably, but she's developing just fine.