Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hobbit Heritage

photo taken not 10 minutes after she ate. She is calling for her third lunch.

The doctors deny it, saying it is impossible, but I know I am right.

I did not give birth to a little human girl, I really gave birth to a hobbit. I say this because the only place she ever wants to be is in my arms eating. I can almost hear her little thoughts

"When do we eat?"

as I am wiping the milk off her chin. She is great with multi tasking also. Sleeping and eating at the same time is quite the feat, I hear. I have never personally tried it but imagine it takes a good amount of talent (I sometimes miss my mouth when I try to eat with my eyes closed... and may or may not have missed when my eyes were wide open.)

I make no exaggeration when I say she eats for about 40 minutes nearly every hour. I have a very sore tush from all the sitting I have been doing. By the time she hit four days old she had already recovered her birth weight. At two days old the doctor was concerned by the loss in weight. Evidently it was a lot. Two days later it was back. She just eats and eats!

Of course Jeffrey denies any hobbit heritage in his family. I think it is all just a big cover up. How else would you explain her desire for second breakfast, and even third breakfast? That isn't even mentioning all the lunches and dinners she wants. Jeffrey swears it is just because she is a girl.

When he was a teenager he had a friend who hated it when his youth group would do activities with the girls because "Girls eat all the food. When they come there is never anything left for us!" His friend swears that girls have voracious appetites and only pretend to be dainty eaters. In all actuality they are more like vacuums.

I suppose if he is telling the truth about the lack of hobit heritage, he could be right about Faye and her curious appetite.

She is just a girl.
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