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The time Maggie ate all the food

Maggie vs the bananaLast night Maggie ate well and plonked down at 6:30pm and slept until about 5am this morning. She woke up as though in pain and fought me through a diaper change attempting to get down.

I set her down post change and she ran to the kitchen and pointed at the fridge. I gathered she was hungry again. I was right.

I attempted to piece together what she’d had and came up with the following:

Breakfast (home)

  • 2/3rds container blueberries
  • one piece buttered toast
  • two or three chicken nuggets
  • third of a bottle of milk

Breakfast (as reported by daycare)

  • Jelly biscuits
  • Applesauce
  • milk

lunch at daycare

  • milk
  • fish sticks
  • peas
  • fruit

Snacks at daycare

  • pretzels
  • more milk

I picked her up early as I’m trying to get her time shifted back to 7pm sleep/6:30am wake and plus after CES I’ve been missing the rugrat, she was in total meltdown mode and fought me to go in the car seat (this is abnormal,) and I had to end up tricking her into a buckled seat.

We got home and she ran to the kitchen. I grabbed some grub and we resumed with the fooding.


  • more blueberries
  • 1.5″ ball of hummus
  • 2-3ish chicken nuggets
  • Tube of GoGurt or similar
  • Almost an entire medium sized banana
  • Full bottle of milk

She finished this all off, destroyed a couple of diapers in a row, and sat there with a blank look on her face.

We kept her up a little later than we did yesterday, just trying to ease her back to her 7pm bedtime as opposed to the 6pm she suddenly decided was needed. She’d been fine going 30 minutes after the first day, I decided I’d stick there today but she was fine and reached bedtime before looking like a baby zombie.

Took her back, her eyes were closed as we got in the room. I talked to her for a minute while rocking her, she put her finger on my mouth as to say “shut up daddy, I’m in a food coma, drop me down in the crib and let me drool.”

It’s a far cry from the days where it was a struggle to get her to eat one thing. Unfortunately it seems like she wakes up starving and desperate, and gets back in the same condition. Think I may have to ask them to slip her an additional snack.

Might consider putting a snack near her crib as evidently she’s starving when she gets up at 5ish.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.