Thursday, September 11, 2008

Counting Grains

I'm trying to follow the diet requirement BabyCenter pushes, but as of now it's too much for Marguerite. I believe in following my daughter's cues, nonetheless, it's worrying when she seems to be consuming less than the "standard" indicated by the experts. Take water for example. She can't be consuming more than half of what they suggest. While I offer her a drink practically every ten minutes, she doesn't do more than pretend to drink unless she's really thirsty. On the other hand, she's willing to consume more than the average milk and juice intake. Food-wise, we're nearer the target. Actually, I've started her on the 24 months and up diet so I'm not too worried if she doesn't seem to be eating as much as expected. She hasn't officially turned two yet. Anyway, she's healthy even if she's not chubby. I promise I'm not obsessing about this, but I have created a journal planning and monitoring her daily feeding. I just need to be on top of it, so I actually know what's going on. Being the way I am, I need to know and not just have a vague idea that Marguerite finds 6 servings of grains too much. That's it. If I'm not blogging, it's because I'm working or keeping track of my daughter's food intake. Ciao.