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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I had THE FUNNIEST clinic today.

First was the 4-month old I saw. Mom says "his teeth are coming in!" Indeed...his teeth are coming in. Now, most 4-month-olds can't sit up and are just getting good head control. I put this kid on the table and he sits right up and looks at me and smiles. My face almost fell off. And then he was TICKLISH! I've never seen a 4-month-old who was ticklish! Amazing. He'll be walking at 9 months I swear. Never saw anything like it.

Next was the 4-year-old boy who looked at me with stoic eyes and said "I know the shot's gonna hurt, but I'll be brave because I know it's good for me." He was very brave about it, too.

Next was the ten-year-old boy who came in going "I don't see why my mom feels the need to bring me in to the doctor every time I have some virus!" Indeed, he had a virus. His response "Duh I have a virus! Runny noses are always viruses or allergies!" Woah. eek This kid went to medical school or what? Because that's exactly right.

Next was the mom who comes in and I notice that she's speaking to her 3-year-old daughter in some Asian language, which it turns out is Vietnamese. I congratulate her on this and encourage her to always speak to her daughter in Vietnamese, but she says that she's concerned that her daughter speaks Vietnamese just fine but not English. At this point the kid looks at me and says "Do you have stickers? Can I have one? What kind do you have? Do you have Dora?" I was like "OK, mom, I think we'll be just fine with the English!" I did, indeed, have Dora stickers.

Last case was a 12-year-old girl who just started her period a couple of months ago. Quoth she: "It's not all it's cracked up to be!" ubblol

I love kids. ubblol ubblove biggrin


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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lilith_in_london
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Posted:ubblove ooh much cuteness! how come they're not like this where i work??

it looks like you love your job... that's lovely smile


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Posted: Written by: Doc

"It's not all it's cracked up to be!"




ubblol Classic


Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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SILVER Member since May 2005

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Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Total posts: 209
Posted:i like children that belong to other people. That way, I can play with them when they are nice, and give them to their parents when they aren't. I don't feel a calling to pediatrics yetubblol

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:In the words of my grandmother when looking at a baby: "Blessed animal... Glad it's not mine!"

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:I swear dora the explorer is taking over the world. Taj LOVES her and my friends two year old daughter is already speaking some spanish because of dora....


plus the theme song plays through my head ALL the time...espically when Im trying to sleep.

cute kids! 4 months old and already sitting up?!?! whoa! eek


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Dragosani
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Dragosani

sunset seadragon
Location: some little fluffy clouds, Bel...

Total posts: 679
Posted:I remember clearly the day that my sister started her period for the first time. (there's a 12 year difference between us)
It must have hurt a bit and she had to be introduced to everything it involves - hygiene etc... - by her mother.
I was at my fathers that day and I remember that when she came down, hate just radiated from her eyes. She burst out in tear and started screaming that she hated us and all men and that it was not fair and that we were all bloody b*stards.
My father and me just looked at each other, sheepishly shuffling our feet, not knowing how to handle that...

We're a few years later now and things have changed quite a bit. If she has a particularly heavy period I can sense it in her and I know when to feed her chocolate and heat up the cherish pip cushion. She then growls her gratitude, which is a BIG improvement ! ! ! biggrin


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

Total posts: 1848
Posted:that's some serious pms, not even i'm that bad...

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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NOn


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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


I had THE FUNNIEST clinic today.

First was the 4-month old I saw. Mom says "his teeth are coming in!" Indeed...his teeth are coming in. Now, most 4-month-olds can't sit up and are just getting good head control. I put this kid on the table and he sits right up and looks at me and smiles. My face almost fell off. And then he was TICKLISH! I've never seen a 4-month-old who was ticklish! Amazing. He'll be walking at 9 months I swear. Never saw anything like it.



Maybe i'm just not a kid kind of person, but that doesn't make me think cute, in fact i have a rather scary image in my head of a baby with far too many teeth, grinning a scary kind of cheshire cat grin... Although i'm sure in reality that's not how it was...

do you think you've had a run of child prodigys? they all seem pretty smart biggrin


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87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:aww, so cute!

(what Doc's not telling us of course, is the number of 'orrible little evil monster children from hell he has to deal with in between these lil angels wink )

Who's this Dora then?


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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted: Written by: NOn



Maybe i'm just not a kid kind of person, but that doesn't make me think cute, in fact i have a rather scary image in my head of a baby with far too many teeth, grinning a scary kind of cheshire cat grin... Although i'm sure in reality that's not how it was...







See, i really like kids, but i know what your saying! its like stewy off family guy -

" damn you woman, give me back my raygun!"


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

Total posts: 1007
Posted:Dora meet 87wt2gxq7...


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87wt2gxq7 meet Dora...shes an Explorer biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Walking at 9 months? Is that unusual? Cos I walked at 10 months.

sorry! i'm an only child so never had siblings to figure these things out with redface


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Kids are so awesome, I never thought so till I had my own! ubblove

Yes walking at 9 months is quite early Rouge, something to do with development of the pelvis I think? You can't walk (or possibly crawl too) till the pelvis is ready, I think around 1 year or just over is pretty average for walking.

Edan still can't sit up normally and he's over one now!! He goes from his back to his front and then backs up onto his butt, he can't do it from lying on his back. The little cutie has only just started crawling too, will be a while before he walks unaided I think although he loves walking his little push car around.

Lightning you say being ticklish at 4 months is weird? I remember Edan being ticklish pretty much straight after birth, certainly by 6 weeks we tickled him quite often and he loved it, so seriously, is that not normal or something?


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Dunc, "ticklish" is not a developmental milestone, but normally the littlest babies aren't ticklish.

Today I had a 5yo boy who was a very talkative, precocious kid. I said "Wow, you're five?"

His very matter-of-fact response: "Yeah, but I know; I look six." ubblol


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Rouge Dragon



Walking at 9 months? Is that unusual? Cos I walked at 10 months.



sorry! i'm an only child so never had siblings to figure these things out with redface





Walking is usually 10-14 months. If they aren't walking at 14 months, I'm worried. They should be pulling themselves up to stand by 9 months.



One of the best parts of my job is watching these newborns grow into little people and put themselves together into walking, talking, human beings.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Taj is walking now! Yesterday he took 6 steps in a row... the cute, lift your leg as high as you can, kind of steps... He is just 14 months, (by a day now) a friend of mines baby wasnt walking until 18 months...
Tajs gives big sloppy kisses and high fives now too. He also has this thing for putting EVERYTHING (remotes carkeys telephones) into his little baby shopping trolley (a real metal one!) and wlaking it around... so so cute.

arrrghhh anyway Im wayyy off topic and into shameless baby promotion now... sorry! redface


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
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Posted:*hnnnnnnnn*

*hnnnnnnnnnnnnn*

*hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Valura



Taj is walking now! Yesterday he took 6 steps in a row... the cute, lift your leg as high as you can, kind of steps... He is just 14 months, (by a day now) a friend of mines baby wasnt walking until 18 months...





That baby has a developmental delay and needs to be seen by a pediatrician. And a pediatrician who won't blow it off as "oh, he's fine." Seriously.



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Tajs gives big sloppy kisses and high fives now too. He also has this thing for putting EVERYTHING (remotes carkeys telephones) into his little baby shopping trolley (a real metal one!) and wlaking it around... so so cute.





Taj, on the other hand does not sound like he has a developmental delay. In fact, he sounds like he's ADORABLE, very cute, and very developmentally appropriate. And I can't wait to meet him in March!



Except...I thought he took his first steps a few weeks ago?



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arrrghhh anyway Im wayyy off topic and into shameless baby promotion now... sorry! redface





Well the thread is about cute kids. Are you saying that talking about Taj in a thread like this is off-topic? ARE YOU SAYING YOUR SON ISN'T CUTE??? HUH? wink hug ubblove ubblol


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:A friend of mine's baby didn't walk till it was well over 2!! It started to walk at about 16 months, then changed it's mine and didn't bother again until about 26 months!!

Yey for shameless baby promotion ubbrollsmile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:mum reckons I crawled straight out the door and into the street @ 4 months old... no idea when I started walking

lachie, my 2nd youngest, was pulling himself up on the furniture and "attempting" to walk @ 9 months, but his legs weren't up to the task... used to come down like a tree being felled... his whole body dead straight just came crashing down every time... we used to have to put cushions around him to break his fall, cos he wouldn't stop doing it

didn't take him long after that to figure it out though... determined lil bugga


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:thankyou for posting that. It brought a big smile to my face smile

thanks doc hug


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nonenonenone
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

nonenonenone

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Location: none, United Kingdom

Total posts: 129
Posted:aww bless them! kids can be so sweet!!
I was with a 4 month old girl today, shes very sweet and loves sitting up, but can't manage it on her own yet!
aparantly me and my three brothers were all walking (as in could walk accross a room) by 10 months! i always thought that was a bit early!


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Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place

Total posts: 4728
Posted:Goddess bless YOU, darlin,' for taking care of children and really loving them in the process!!!

hug hug hug


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DavidJNolan

Precision instrument of speed and aromatics
Location: Vienna

Total posts: 240
Posted:My God... how did HOP suddenly become a stomping ground for the excessively broody and sentimental?

I don't get the whole children thing at all. Can't stand them.
... although they are pretty good deep fried tongue


Not a spinner!

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I love kids as long as I can give them back at the end of the day! biggrin

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:I was exactly the same till I had kids of my own...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:...now I wanna give em back at the beginning of the day

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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NYC
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Posted: Written by: FreyaJ


Dora meet 87wt2gxq7...


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87wt2gxq7 meet Dora...shes an Explorer biggrin



I wouldn't mind Dora if she'd just stop yelling at me.

"I GET IT DORA! IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT! WE OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE LAKE WITH THE FRIGGIN ALIGATORS!!! STOP YELLING!!!"


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Aurinko
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

Aurinko

hello!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 1034
Posted: Written by: Dragosani


If she has a particularly heavy period I can sense it in her and I know when to feed her chocolate and heat up the cherish pip cushion.



I'm impressed. Your sister trains you pretty good


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Dragosani
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Dragosani

sunset seadragon
Location: some little fluffy clouds, Bel...

Total posts: 679
Posted:yeah, she's got a way with getting what she want...
But then again, that is what older brothers are for, innit?
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