My one concern: at his six month apt his grown (both hight and weight) had dropped about 15 percentiles. From 90th to 75th for height and from 75th to about 60th for weight. ANy ideas on what may have caused this? He is EBF and I was thinking it may have to do with increased activity levels? I've searched around but haven't really found anything. And of course, like I said, I'm paranoid! Any experiences or ideas would be much appreciated.
My experience with this is that babies tend to grow like mad for the first few months, and then level off in the second half of their first year. I don't know why that is, but it has happened with all of my babies. They keep growing, but not at that crazy fast pace they had in the very beginning. They also have tended toward getting longer rather than chubbier. I think that part is due mainly to their increased mobility. They seem to stay in the same size diaper/cover combo for a really long time starting around 5 or 6 months, where they sort of blew through the newborn and small sizes.
Great news here! Eleanor has figured out how to crawl! She is fantastically proud of herself, and loves that she can get from here to there and back again. She is also right on the cusp of figuring out how to pull up on everything.
I gave her a couple of minuscule bites of very soft chicken the other day, which she thought was rather interesting. She liked it, and tried to grab some more from my plate. Today, I dipped my finger in my smoothie, and gave her a bit of that at lunch time. She made a super weird face, but asked for more. She also ate/sucked to bits a tiny piece of apple in one of those mesh bag thingies. Other than that, we've not done any solids. I'm not in a tearing hurry to start, since I *really* want her to nurse for as long as possible.
Sleep issues are slightly better. She is still up several times in the night, but at least getting her to bed has been easier. Is everyone's baby still napping morning and afternoon? I think Eleanor may be nearing that transition to one nap, unfortunately.