His current/past symptoms include:
-short stature (about 10th percentile, declining percentile since birth, but hovered near 25% until last year).
-celiac body type? bigger tummy, littler bum and legs
-occasional irritability, resists new social situations and change. I looked into
SPD for a while but this didn't seem to fit for the most part.
-recovering picky eater. Had a varied diet and a decent appetite until about 2 years (weaned just before that), but appetite declined and number of accepted foods drastically dropped (mainly dairy and carbs, 1-3 items in protein, veg and fruit categories). Very focused on cows milk from 2-3.5 or so. Accepts a better variety now. I'm happy with his present food intake (accepts 6+ items from each food group, and a variety of textures). Still dealing with difficulty focusing and self-pacing at mealtimes (dinner in particular).
-had constipation/encopresis issues from 3.5 to 4.5 (stemming from time baby brother was born, treated succesfully (?) with stool softener, fiber in diet and regularly scheduled potty times).
-had green mucousy stools with occasional blood from 2 mos to introduction of solids at 6 months. Allergy tests and elimination diets did not yield any answers, ped suggested that he'd outgrow the problem. I've always felt unsettled about this.
-was a high needs baby
Other family notes:
-I also might have a celiac body type. Even at my most fit I have little pooch and a flat bottom with short legs
-I have a well-managed hypothyroid condition, began treatment for it about four years before DS was born
-I'm 5'5", DH is 5'7", so while we never predicted our children would be tall the change in trend toward unusually short is puzzling
-my mom is my height but my dad, brother and sisters are all taller than 6'; DH's family members are all shorter than average
-DH is extremely sensitive about his own height and wishes he would have been given growth hormone as a child
-DH seems to have some kind of gut issue. He's had issues with diarrhea since a gallbladder removal 7 years ago. GP is not worried but I wonder if he has a food allergy or gluten intolerance.
-our heritage is mixed European