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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By newbelly2006
You can also get "real" brown sugar in Denmark....

You can also get "real" brown sugar in Denmark. If you can't find it locallly, you could always try ordering it from somewhere there.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-10-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,295
Posted By newbelly2006
I'm in Berlin and thus am making a plug for that...

I'm in Berlin and thus am making a plug for that city. It's direct, child friendly, and I can certainly help make child-friendly suggestions, check out locales, etc. Let me know!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-04-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By newbelly2006
Pet insurance is specific to damage done by the...

Pet insurance is specific to damage done by the pet to property or to person (if he were to hurt/bite someone). We've had to get it on our dog for our time here in germany.

FYI, I don't know what...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-03-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By newbelly2006
We have an S and T, but honestly they had pretty...

We have an S and T, but honestly they had pretty different personalities in the womb and I just knew that Sebastian was a Sebastian. When he broke his water with one swift kick (ouch!), I knew I was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-02-2007, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By newbelly2006
I've been to Ob-gyns for the last 6 years...

I've been to Ob-gyns for the last 6 years (including a year in Bonn) and have never been asked to bring a towel. The docs ask you to strip from the waist down and then hop up on the table. It takes...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-28-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By newbelly2006
yes, the news over here has also been warning...

yes, the news over here has also been warning about a "sahara summer." However, Germans are used to pretty cool temps, so a "sahara summer" (our first was like that in 2003) is consistently warm...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-27-2007, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By newbelly2006
no extra charge, but be SURE that you state the...

no extra charge, but be SURE that you state the age of the child. And be aware that the taxis--unless you insist otherwise--will use a "booster seat" integrated style (i.e. with the seatbelt as a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-25-2007, 03:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By newbelly2006
Yup, they're learning it here too. Dh and I...

Yup, they're learning it here too.

Dh and I are both american; DS #1 was born Stateside (although we moved here when he was 5 weeks so Germany is the only "home" he's ever known). From teh...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-24-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,191
Posted By newbelly2006
Sweetieberlin, yup, PL was right (good memory!),...

Sweetieberlin, yup, PL was right (good memory!), I'm also here in Berlin. I moved here with my then-baby boy (5 weeks old, we were nuts) in Sept 2002. Have been here ever since. I post pretty...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-24-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,092
Posted By newbelly2006
Canned black beans. I live in Berlin so pretty...

Canned black beans. I live in Berlin so pretty much everything is avilable, but canned black beans are impossible to find. And dried lemon zest--it's there, bbut in long strips which taste different...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-18-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By newbelly2006
Shortly after reading this the weatehr around...

Shortly after reading this the weatehr around here got good. And so we went to the park for a picnic. Now a picnic with DS #1 (4.5 and yet to wear out the knees of a single pair of pants) meant...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-14-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By newbelly2006
If you have some hesitation, how about he take a...

If you have some hesitation, how about he take a trial run with my three? Just to give him some practice, you know? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-14-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By newbelly2006
I have twin boys, after a single boy, and I can...

I have twin boys, after a single boy, and I can honestly say that while it's not *quite* that bad (yet), I can see the writing on the wall. My first never gave me a single gray hair, my second and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-11-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By newbelly2006
my first boy was nothing liike this. Thw twins,...

my first boy was nothing liike this. Thw twins, however...holy climbing, running, food throwing destruction, Batman. they in one short year have caused more destruction than DS has in 4.5. I shudder...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-24-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By newbelly2006
yup, twin pregnancies do take a lot out of you....

yup, twin pregnancies do take a lot out of you. I was shocked at the difference. But remember to listen to your body. You are that tired for a reason, to ignore it will bring on a whole host of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-20-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By newbelly2006
Once again, 2 plus, you are my hero! I also...

Once again, 2 plus, you are my hero! I also bathe them once every 2 weeks or so and have been feeling like a terrible mother. I mean downright bad. But who has the time? They scream if they're both...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By newbelly2006
Could someone direct me to the "ask moxie"? I've...

Could someone direct me to the "ask moxie"? I've seen it referenced elsewhere and would like to check it out.

Bad news: mine slept great to 4 months. Since then, not so. We're at 10 months now...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By newbelly2006
10 month old twins here, and while one has four...

10 month old twins here, and while one has four teeth, the other has none. All the signs are there, all the signs except the teeth that is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-24-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By newbelly2006
word for word, same here. To bed at 7 and then...

word for word, same here. To bed at 7 and then relatively straight through until 12 or so. Then one wakes up every hour or so until i finally give up and get up around 5:30. Often whomever is most...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-16-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By newbelly2006
neat stuff!

neat stuff!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-16-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,896
Posted By newbelly2006
My favorite: someone asked if the boys were...

My favorite:

someone asked if the boys were ID or not (they have different colored eyes for starters....). I said "no," and tried to move on. The person continued and said: "Well, if they aren't...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-15-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By newbelly2006
to show how tired I am ... We ARE twins, of...

to show how tired I am ...

We ARE twins, of course we are. What I meant to write is that "nor are we triplets." http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif:

Congrats again!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-15-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By newbelly2006
We're not there yet, nor are we twins, but I...

We're not there yet, nor are we twins, but I just want to say congrats!! Your realistic accounting of the year gives me hope and faith that we can make it as well. Happy Birthday(s)!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-15-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By newbelly2006
Maybe it's because I live in an apartment as...

Maybe it's because I live in an apartment as oppose to a house, but like 2+twins, I go nuts if I stay in. And living in the city with no car, we HAVE to go out for all the essentials. I would say I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-04-2006, 05:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,095
Posted By newbelly2006
u/s are par for the course here, so with my...

u/s are par for the course here, so with my first one at 5.5 weeks we knew. Biggest surprise of my life. Like with my singleton, I had pretty bad nausea but never actually vomited more than once or...
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