Thank you to the OP for the question and to all the responders. My 9 month old just went in for her usual check up and they were not happy with her weight gain. She has gained in length (she's a tall one - 97th percentile for height) but went down from the 50th percentile to the 25th percentile in weight.
They also told me that she has lost weight from her 6 mo. visit. I think their chart from the 6 month visit was wrong, though, because they had her recorded as being 17.5 lbs at her 6 mo. visit and there is no way she was that big. According to my records she was 15 lbs. So now she is 16 lbs, 12 oz. and that is a gain in weight, not a loss.
Anyway - she has virtually no interest in food whatsoever and will sometimes gag on foods that are not the texture or flavor she wants. Oftentimes she will push the spoon away - so I listen to her and don't push. I am reassured to hear that others have the same experience. Sometimes I just let her play with the purees because she ends up tasting some and getting to experience it on her own terms. It is a huge mess but it is worth it. I love breastfeeding her and am available to feed her on demand through out the day.
Does anyone know of a good book related to babies and solids? I thought I remember someone recommending one from LLL? I can't seem to find that info.
Thank you to everyone for your help!!