Also wondered where the January 2003 mamas thread was! I'm glad this thread was here, however, because I was just thinking how much I am in love with my little baby right now.
My Nathaniel was born on January 25 -- five weeks premature. There was no rhyme or reason for this -- my water broke at 35 weeks after a completely normal, low-risk pregnancy. My feeling now is that some babies need 40 weeks to gestate and my Nate only needed 35.
He weighed not even 6 lbs when he was born, but was 18 lbs at his last pediatrician's appointment. He's kind of a compact little baby, however, at 26.5 inches.
He sleeps in his crib now and sometimes I have to physically restrain myself not to go in there and give him a hug -- he looks so damn cute and cuddly! He's cutting his first tooth, sits up unassissted on a soft surface, rolls in both directions, and laughs and smiles readily at me, my husband, and my mother. I love seeing his personality come out; it's not quite such a little one -- he is one strong-willed baby (just like his mama!).
He likes solids -- bananas, sweet potatoes, and pears -- but hates the cereals -- rice and oatmeal. We keep trying with the cereal b/c I am a bit worried about iron. I waited to start him on solids until nearly 6 months and I am so glad that I did because it's so fun to feed him. He sometimes wants the spoon to feed himself and it's amusing to watch him miss completely. He ends up sucking all the food off and losing interest in the spoon. But when he reaches for the spoon, it's like "Mom, you're not getting it in fast enough!"
He's just such a clever, happy, huggable, kissable baby. I recently held an 8-week-old and quickly remembered how boring that age is. So glad to have a fun nearly 7-m/o to play with and love!