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
(cross posted in health and healing, mods feel free to delete one of the threads if it is more appropriate in one forum than the other)