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Why We Might Be Raising Our Grocery Budget Soon

Move over mashed peas. Silas has discovered pizza and, no surprise, he loves it! In fact, he ate a whole piece yesterday.

Did I mention that he’s 10 months old?? Or that his sisters barely knew what table food was at 10 months?

Whoever said that boys can eat a lot certainly got that right. This child never ceases to amaze me. He’s hungry from sun-up to sundown–and then he wants to nurse multiple times at night!

It seems I spend most of my day trying to figure out what to feed him next! But oh how we love our little hunky guy–big appetite and all. He’s a keeper, that’s for sure!

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  • says:


    Time flies by- 10 mos. old? Wow!

  • Robyn says:

    We have a 22-month-old boy and he can put it away! He out-eats me quite frequently (and I’m 6 months pregnant) and sometimes my husband as well. Just today for lunch he ate an entire almond butter and jelly sandwich, a clementine orange, a banana, a graham cracker, three slices of cheddar cheese (extra sharp or he wants nothing to do with it — that’s my boy!), and several pieces of broccoli. That’s about average. He rarely snacks and we only give him water to drink, so his calories are all coming from his meals, but still.

    I laugh when I start talking about grocery budgets and people tell me, “but he’s so little it’s more like you’re budgeting for two than three.” Yeah right! He’s been a big eater from the very beginning. Number two is also a boy, by the way. At least sending them to college will save us money over feeding them!

  • Becky says:

    At about 10 or 11 months, my son was out-eating me, even with my nursing appetite. I would make oatmeal for breakfast, and he would eat 2 or 3 huge bowlfuls. He’s 3 now, and has slowed down. Seems like that age, just under a year, was when he actually ate the most. But he is still a big eater.
    That’s cute.

  • Amy F says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Can’t believe how fast he is growing!?!

  • Christy Boyd says:

    My younger three (3, 2, and 1) eat ALL day!!! It is amazing how much they consume until I fall exhausted at the end of the day. I realize those little men need all that food because they are constantly on the move. Boys are fun of course so are my girls!!

  • says:

    I have three boys 17, 12, and 12 an 8 year old daughter and they can all eat! Our grocery budget is $600 a month!

  • misty says:

    i just want to say…the whole boys eat more than girls thing is not always true. my friend and i have two kids that are a day apart and well my daughter is definitely the eater (my friend has a boy and doesnt eat nearly as much). my daughter never stops eating all day long that is all she wants to do. she was getting up though the night till she was 20 months old, she is now 23 months. she eats way more than our three year old daughter as well. i don’t know what she does with all of it, she only weighs 28 lbs. our oldest only weighs 30 lbs. our oldest is the picky eater and also eats like a bird. all kids are different, i don’t think just because of their gender they eat more.

  • Angie says:

    How cute! Just wait until he’s a teenager! I grew up in a family of all girls. When my sister was dating her now husband, my dad used to introduce him as, “This is John, he lives in our refrigerator!” Mom said her grocery bill almost doubled when he started coming for dinner! 🙂

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