Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nick's eating update...

so starting this past monday we have been making one dinner for our family: mommy, daddy, nick and emma - pork chops, chix and another chix....emma has eaten every meal, as has daddy and mommy...first night, nick at the corn on the cob, second night nick ate one bite of corn and licked the cranberry sauce, last night - nothing...not a bite off his plate....tonight luckily for him, (i'm giving him thurs to have chix nuggets) he goes to grammie and grampa's house and they get him chix nuggets from wendy's on the way....emma will have spaghetti with them, which i'm sure she will gladly eat....
the pediatrician at nick's 4 year check told him he had to eat as many bites as he is old...so i'm giving him 4 bites of each thing on his plate...and if he chooses not to eat then he is done for the night, no snacks, no milk, nothing other than water....i figure after 2 weeks the boy will realize i'm not kidding around anymore and just try some stuff that i know he will like......patience and determination are what i have to keep telling myself....sticking with it this time, no more cereal for dinner every night, i'm over it......

PS like i mentioned above, emma is eating everything, off baby food, drinking out of a cup at meals and loving every bit of the whole milk we give her....man that girl can eat....she's in the 25th percentile for weight, let's hope she keeps it that way and stays petite.....

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Keep it up.
It's hard I know, but he WILL eat with you eventually.... :)

And I still have to do the eat as many bites as you are old thing too....

Denise said...

it definitely is getting better...tonight we had sweet and sour pork, BROWN rice, corn and peas...he ate 3 servings of the brown rice and 4 kernels of corn....i see that as a success....we shall keep it up, because he is getting hungry and that will work in my favor eventually...