I don’t think it’s normal how much my second-born likes to eat. The kid seriously may grow up to be a defensive lineman. At six months old, he’s over 20 pounds and sporting some major rolls. Just look at him compared to Knox. He’s catching up!
These are my favorite pajamas for him to wear right now. Every time he does, Trevor starts singing the “Batman” theme song, but replaces “Batman” with “Fatman.” Poor Brody. Don’t feel too badly for him, though, we sing his praises and tell him how awesome he is about 200 times a day. It’s very different this time around, though, having such a chunky little guy. Knox was always very average in terms of weight, but Brody, my gosh!! He is so rolly, I could just eat him. Look. It kills me.
He attracts attention everywhere we go… people seriously like fluffy babies. I don’t blame them, he’s darn cute! In terms of eating, he wants to nurse at least every two hours (as he has since birth), and solids? My, oh my. That kid adores dinner time. I’m currently just feeding him oatmeal mixed with some fruit once a day since he’s still nursing so often (he obviously isn’t hurting for calories). It’s not a small portion of food, either. Yet, it’s never enough for my little bottomless pit. The whole time I feed him, he makes these sweet little noises and opens his mouth wide like a little bird for more. Heaven forbid he see an empty bowl or that spoon stops coming because guess what happens??
This. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
You’d think he would figure out that eventually, the food has to run out, but he hasn’t. Every day, we experience Brody’s waterworks when he’s finished eating because he’s so sad to be stopping. The other night, we tried out peas for the first time. It was his first non-sweet “real” food, and he hated them. He made the most awful face with each bite, and yet… he kept eating. It’s like he was saying “this is repulsive stuff, but my gosh, I just love to eat so much I can’t stop!” Poor thing. I seriously don’t know where he puts it all. Maybe his leg is hollow? It’s a real mystery.
Luckily, Brody is getting more active now, so we’re noticing him slim down a bit with the increased movement, so I think his weight increase will be slowing down from this point onward. It’s probably a good thing since he’s really going through the clothes! He’s already in size 12 months or 12 to 18 months, and we don’t exactly want him catching up to Knox so quickly! I love this little mess of a boy. He gave us some serious ‘tude for the first couple months, but he has gotten as sweet as pie as he’s gotten older. He can still turn it on when he wants to, but for the most part he is so, so happy!
Unless he’s hungry.
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