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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 6 by toparie: 10:51am On Feb 17, 2019
Good Morning all,

So my husband and I are starting to seriously consider Canada. I would appreciate some guidance on the education/qualification bit. Would a PMP (Project Management Professional) and BAP (Business analyst Professional) certificate influence the points?

Thanks

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by toparie: 11:32pm On Jun 11, 2017
Good evening Thermolady.

Congratulations on your little one.
I'm considering Elpaso and would like to rent an apartment. Could you possibly send me your Landlords number?
I sent you a PM. Many thanks and God bless you and yours

thermolady:



Pardon late reply. LO's fine, thanks. No extra payment needed. Just keep checking this site : www.epcounty.com/publicrecords by inputting ur baby's name ; if the certificate isn't ready, result will be 'no records found' . as soon as it's ready U will see '1 record found.' You can then go immediately to records office with hubby or notarised form & ID to collect it. Takes about a week. (I used to impatiently check site 2x/3x daily grin!)





Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by toparie: 5:25pm On May 04, 2017
@njidekachi Hello, Could you please send me contact details for Mr Fred. By the Grace of God 2nd missionary journey loading and I'm considering LA. Sent you a PM, I could use some assistance and would be most grateful. Many thanks


njidekachi:
Alreday sent

Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by toparie: 7:30pm On Mar 08, 2017
Thanks for your response. I have done some research, i'm just a bit weary of making the wrong choice

shinarambo1:

concerning your career...you dont really have much choice. Toronto is the biggest city in canada and the hub of finance and IT related careers. you must have done some research to choose both cities. Concerning kids, they would be fine in any city you land.
Travel / Re: Living In Canada/Life As A Canadian Immigrant by toparie: 9:08am On Mar 07, 2017
Good morning house, would be good to read from people in Toronto/Vancouver. Especially families with kids, they're experiences to date and whether migrating to either of these cities is a good idea
I presently work in the finance sector and my hubby IT, and I would love us to be in an environment where both our careers and family lives would thrive.

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Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 12:53pm On Apr 15, 2016
Hei Mama, please discard the formula. It's not advisable to store and refeed already fed formula cos of the build up of bacteria. It's better to be safe than sorry

happymama:
Mothers,i hail oo,pls,i am just introducin formular 2my 6mnths old,he tuk smal 4rm d milk i prepared 4him dis moni,i hd 2gve him breastmilk wn d cry ws too much,can i stil gve d remainin prepard milk wn he wakes up,since he only tuk smal out of it,pls help a FTM ooo
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 10:08am On Feb 24, 2016
Awesome @Onegai. Thanks babe

Onegai:


I am in Lagos. It was a private pool (in family house). Ikoyi club has a baby pool so if you know a member, they can take you in. I heard on the mainland, Sunfit gym has a pool and I used to hear about Alaka estate having a swimming place.

you can get a pool noodle (those long colorful things, they are at Ikoyi club but I'm sure you can buy them at the Sports stores in Ojuelegba), I like them better than floaters. And follow this video (my sis used it and it works on building their confidence in water).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzdf_FWskl0
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 10:00pm On Feb 21, 2016
Hei Onegai, what pool did you go to? I'm assuming you're in Lagos. Ive been on the look out for one cos I want my girl to start to learn how to swim as soon as possible

Onegai:
Please if anyone still wants the cup of Desitin maximum strength Diaper cream (40% zinc), it's available. smiley

And for mummies who have exuberant babies, May I suggest swimming as an activity to wear them out? We finally got our swim diapers and used the pool which was wasting. Baby E complained a bit, splashed a lot and wanted to do pass herself (so she drank water grin). That was the time she cried, though she did cling onto my hair and swimsuit for good measure. We went underwater a bit too.

Some safety precautions: only do this if you can swim, stay in the shallow end (where you can stand up), you can use a floater (but my friend's wife teaches without the floater for babies as she says they remember how it feels to be suspended in liquid) and maybe use a private pool if the baby is less than 1 year (I know Ikoyi club has a baby pool that is heated and will take 1 year old baby for swim lessons with their swim coach).

But oh the rewards after! Baby E was so hungry she wept for food (a first! ) and slept as if she did night vigil, then ran Lagos Marathon. grin plus swimming is good for this current heatwave we are experiencing in Lagos.

I wish I could post pics of us in the pool...
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 5:11pm On Jan 05, 2016
Hello people, please is there anyone returning to Naij anytime real soon?

I'm yet to pierce my 3 months old baby's ears cos I'm a bit worried about the earrings they use here and cos I'm a big massive wimp that's scared of needles and pain. I want to get her one of them 14k gold ones sold in Claire's with the safety backs to prevent it pricking her when she lies on it

So I'd be really grateful if any of you kind mamas could pick one up for me and I could either pay it back in naira or transfer dollars to the persons account.

Please holla back and let me know if it's possible. Many thanks in advance and God bless you huge
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 12:54pm On Jan 03, 2016
Hei hun you can get one at either the cash and carry in ikeja (I believe it's on Allen) or park n shop in vi

firsttymum:


What does it look like... See mine.. Is it d same?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 2:22am On Jan 01, 2016
Amen... Happy New Year to you too mama

ozycy:
WELCOME TO 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR my lovely e- family. 2016 shall be a better year for us all.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 9:57am On Dec 15, 2015
Hahahahahahaaaa...

Bisoye82:

Good morning my people.
Bia hellomosquito apply again with your hubby(condition him to read part1-3 of this thread) so that he will know that Saka is different from Solomon grin and bind that prouding spirit sharply.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 5:14am On Dec 08, 2015
I know right... I thank God

bigfido:
you were lucky.. BA charges $200 per bag after allowed 2 bags

Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 9:17pm On Dec 07, 2015
Hei favouredgal

Oh my!!! My aunt told me of her nephew that got circumcised at 2 years in Germany. Torture!!!

Anyhoo, I hear you. I'll go to my hospital to get it over and done with. Did you get the gold earrings from here? I want to use gold earrings too but I'm stuck on where to get them

favoredgal:


Too late at two months? Some people circumcise at 2 months self
I pierced my daughter's ears at 7 weeks

It's not a big deal, of course she cried when it was pierced but it's not worse than immunization. Go ahead

It healed really fast, mayb 1/2 days, I used methylated spirit /rubbing alcohol to clean it

I also used gold earring but thats cuz I have nickel allergy, don't want to find out the hard way that she does too
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 9:45am On Dec 07, 2015
Alrighty... Thanks ma'am. I think I'm a little less anxious now

Onegai:


They've always had 2 branches, the second one is on Chevron drive. I held out for a piercing gun but the hospital didn't have needles so they used the manual, old school surgical earring and it worked fine.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 9:33am On Dec 07, 2015
BTW..... Between my mum, baby and I, we checked in 8 heavy luggages, had one hand luggage, about 5 bags plus baby's car seat and stroller and they didn't take a dime off us for them. In that regard BA was awesome
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 9:27am On Dec 07, 2015
I had a somewhat similar experience with BA. I had booked my baby's ticket via the executive club route and got a quote of £68. They promised to call back to take the payment but I waited 3 weeks and didn't get the call. When I spoke to an agent over the phone, the day before our flight he advised that I could pay at the airport. When I got to IAH they started telling me stories that touch. Wanted me to pay $405 cos apparently it was a reward ticket and they don't issue reward tickets at the airport. I refused to pay, my mum was already bringing money out cos we were almost missing our flight but I stood my ground and insisted on not paying. How can we go from £68 to $405. Anyhoo after much raving and ranting the witch's manager got involved and after pressing one or 2 things on her computer issued my baby's ticket and collected $80 from us. Meanwhile that wicked witch of the west had already cancelled mine and my mums ticket so the manager had to reissue tickets for all of us. We actually delayed the flight by about 16mins. God knows i'd have sued their behinds if they'd gone without us
Moral of the story if you can get it done over the phone then by all means do cos it's almost always a different story at the airport.

LI:
Thanks MumTee.

BA gave us wahala o but we won sha at the end of the day. We booked our original tickets online via Wakanow. In fact the whole thing was kinda shady. We thought we booked using GT Bank Online Self Service, next thing we started getting emails and calls from Wakanow, so it wasn't intentionally that we got stuck with them.

Anyway, Wakanow and BA started passing the responsibility of who to add infant tickets to each other. After a few attempts, we got connected to a BA call center agent who was willing to help but the process was rather weird. What they did was make a separate booking for the infant and link that infant ticket to the existing one for DW. We were asked to call back after 48hours for the cost but this wasn't ready until the 4th day and even though they told us we could only pay $312.17 at the airport, quote we got upon reaching the airport was 345.17. Of course there was no option but to pay. It's safe to say the low point of our journey was the BA experience.

After paying, DW still didn't get a bassinet seat, thank God for the pleasant crew member who hooked her up with a row with one other empty seat.

Baby was entitled to a 23kg check-in luggage and a carry-on bag.

Finally, if you're paying for your infant ticket at the airport, hold extra cash o as you are almost guaranteed to pay more than was originally communicated.

Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 8:13am On Dec 07, 2015
Whew!!! That's good to know... What hospital did you do it at, and did the nurse use a piercing gun or simple needles?

Onegai:


the U.S. is funny, I had the same issue with piercing with Baby E (meanwhile in the U.K. remains small for them to pierce ears as the baby is born). It won't hurt, it's more the shock of it that made Baby E cry (though I hear some babies don't do too well and need Tylenol). I didn't give her any medication but ask the nurse to use their numbing cream in the spot 10 minutes before piercing. The nurse advised Methyl spirit to clean after but Olive oil (ped recommended) is better as it keeps the place away from moisture (so no sores) and you use it to rotate the earring (so it doesn't stick).

Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 8:12am On Dec 07, 2015
Is ebeano reopened? I heard about the fire that gutted the entire building

Onegai:


Ebeano Supermarket in Lelki has huge bottles of the stuff. Dreft detergent.
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 1:08am On Dec 07, 2015
Another question....
My DD is 2 months and I've not pierced her ears yet. Her dad wants it done though, son my question is... Is it too late now, like would it be really painful now that she's not that much of a new born anymore and how soon does it heal cos the only way she'll sleep is on her tummy and I'm worried about her resting on the pierced ears. I'm also worried about breastfeeding cos she tends to rest on her ears whilst in my arms.... And carrying her on my chest....! Sigh!
I wish I could avoid it and save her the pain. It's quite upsetting actually.
Thanks mamas
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 1:04am On Dec 07, 2015
Alrighty... Thanks ma'am

favoredgal:


Ebeano has, it's also available on konga
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 9:37pm On Dec 06, 2015
Thanks mamas

@aye88 where do you get the DREFT in Nigeria? I used it in the US, just got back and would be grateful if I could get it here cos it was too heavy to bring back P/S: I live in Lagos

aye88:

I use DREFT. It's hypoallegic and it smells so babyish

nggie:
i use ZIP detergent n its vry gud.
feddy27:


Persil handwash or Persil colour, then I rinse with comfort.
Onegai:


Persil non-bio powder, it's supposed to have less fragrance and stuff that won't irritate baby's skin as much.
Health / Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by toparie: 8:33am On Dec 06, 2015
Hello mamas, what detergent do you use for baby's laundry?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 5:14am On Nov 11, 2015
Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!! Congratulations honey. God bless you and your little one Bleep

firsttymum:
The Lord that does what no man can do.... How excellent is His name.

I'm a Mother... I give God the praise.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 2:40am On Nov 05, 2015
There are mosquitoes here o... Massive blood sucking ones too. Although I don't think they're malaria carriers. One latched itself to my mums face today sucking away, it didn't even budge when I swatted it away, I had to pretty much lift it off her face

bbaby84:


Why would you need Malaria tabs? Are they mosquitos in TX?
Did you have the baby normally or CS? There are a number of things that could be going on. First take the ibuprofen from your aftercare pack. Check your bp if you can but if you have a fever please call your doctor.
I know you're trying to curb unecessary spendING but your life is very important.

Ehugs

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 12:18am On Nov 04, 2015
Babes chiiiiiilllllll, you're making it personal. Be easy hun

neks31:


What is my biz with you and ur host!! Just noticing ur name here for d first time last night coz I have a lot on my plate to deal with!! I don't ask people to pm me n couod careless dear!! I had to post my beautiful babygirl so that u can prolly choke on negativity!! D airport I met was small to me n they were constructing,., anyways I won't argue with u maybe that's your first international trip n u were totally sold (sorry not sorry)) u want to bully d wrong person cos I'm not breastfeeding any baby n I have all d time for u n ur bitterness.. Or maybe God sent me to heal u if whatever hardship u r facing, don't worry d economy will be better ok??
Or I should apologize for prolly seeing my very first small international oyibo airport??
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 11:59am On Oct 31, 2015
Hi Olokings, could you send the ETC info to me as well please... toparie@gmail.com
Thanks

olokings:
Done did it. ...

Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 10:49pm On Oct 27, 2015
She's awesome... Thriving by the grace of God. Her vigilante is real... Hehe

shawlar:


thanks alot toparie.. how is ur gal doing..??
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by toparie: 4:44am On Oct 27, 2015
Congratulations Shawlar. May God bless your little one

[quote author=shawlar post=39359362]I have fought the good fight and I've finished the race…. - (@ least season 1 cheesy)

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