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friday night

friday night

This week flew by! And next week is thanksgiving. Hello- that is a SCARY thought! Not only because it’s inching closer and closer to Christmas, and Christmas stresses me out. but because I have a lot of really serious deadlines. By that I mean, I am really supposed to be taking them seriously- here in the next couple of weeks. every year work deadlines come down to the wire and make it really  hard to focus real attention on holidays. I think that everyone’s body subconsciously deals with stress in different ways. For me… I get huge canker sores when I am stressed. And right now- I can’t even believe how big this canker sore is right on the inside of my bottom lip. I need to measure the diameter, cause it might go in the book of world records. And it hurts so bad. and cause it hurts so bad, I then clinch my jaw. Which actually jaw clinching is another sign of my being stressed.  My jaw and teeth are so sore…along with my lip. So i am having a hard time eating and drinking and brushing my teeth. And I love to brush my teeth. So it’s really bugging me.
K, sorry for that venting!
This morning I totally indulged myself.  after the kids went to school, I fed Capri, and we both went back to bed. I slept in until 11am. (gasp) I can’t even remember when I got that kind of a sleep in! it was so awesome! The bummer was that ½ my day was gone, but I think that sometimes you have to do that! So I did.
Yesterday em and I spent the day at Bazzill, we are getting right back into the thick of Creative Escape meetings and preparations. It’s so nice having one year under our belt, and using that information to our advantage in our planning. This year we are going to be so much smarter as we put this all together. it’s going to be an amazing event again, and we have such cool exciting stuff in the works.  If you haven’t already, be sure that you go to the creative escape website and sign up to get notified as we update the website with additional information. In the next little while, we will be announcing the teachers, sponsors and definite ‘teasers’.  You can get on there and see when registration starts for next year as well as info about the event and venue and stuff like that!

Ok, so if you don’t have a baby in your life, maybe you haven’t seen this remarkable little chair. I had never seen or heard of it, until my sister-in-law bought one for my 6 month old niece. It’s called a Bumbo chair. I broke down and bought one tonight. of course I got a pink one for miss Capri. And it’s a really pretty pink color! So I was happy about that. Capri LOVEs it!  she is just starting to need WAY more interaction and attention. She I starting to enjoy little toys and does not like to be in any way a part of me multi-tasking. She wants all my attention and focus. I don’t understand why she is so happy sitting on my lap- you know, perfectly content… but if I set her down on the couch…she falls apart! She just has to be right in all the action. So maybe with this bumba chair, I will sit her right here on my desk next to me and she can catch my typos!
She looks so cute, and so alert! Man, they grow up too fast. It’s just not fair.

  • Vee

    18 November, 2006 at 12:43 am Reply

    OMG…she looks so adorable in her new chair!!
    pink suits her so well

  • Alisha Morgan

    18 November, 2006 at 2:31 am Reply

    Oh my goodness- look at Miss Capri! She is beautiful!
    Hope your canker sore goes away soon!

  • Ksea

    18 November, 2006 at 3:10 am Reply

    She looks so cute in her little pink chair! I am so sorry about the canker sores. I’ve had them a couple of times and they are not fun at all. It’s like once you’ve got it, you can’t leave it alone because it’s painful as all get out!

  • stephanie

    18 November, 2006 at 5:26 am Reply

    that chair is awesome whish they had them like 10years ago, there is another one called the bebe pod and its great too.

  • Nonie

    18 November, 2006 at 5:40 am Reply

    Here’s a little helpful tip for you that helped me. Have your Dentist make you a night gaurd for the clinching. I where mine during the day it helps. Or you can go down to the sports department and buy one of those mouth gaurds.( I think they have smaller one instead of the big bulky ones) My friend did this, much cheaper than a Dentist trip and it helps her out just fine. For the canker sore try using Gly-oxide, you can buy it the drug store.

  • Nita

    18 November, 2006 at 6:51 am Reply

    I cannot believe how much Capri has grown! She is too cute sitting in her chair; you’re right, time flies by way too quickly.
    An old home remedy for a canker sore is vinegar. I know, it sounds barbaric, but it really does work! You just dab a Q-tip in a bit of vinegar and twirl the Q-tip across the canker sore. Now, mind you, it hurts like the devil, but normally within 24-48 hours, the canker sore doesn’t bother you any more. (It’s almost as if the vinegar seals the sore, allowing it to heal.) You can put it on anytime the sore bothers you through the first day or so. But this is the fastest working “remedy” I have ever found, and believe me, I get canker sores!
    Anyways, have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! And try not to stress yourself out; you totally deserve to enjoy that time with your family!

  • carol

    18 November, 2006 at 8:26 am Reply

    Canker sore remedy Heidi…
    Go to the drug store / pharmacy and get a bottle of Lysine – it’s an ammino acid (I believe) and is what your body is low in during stress/canker sores. Take about 5 of those babies twice a day and your sore will heal up… but feel free to ask the pharmacist. Good luck! And just a thought, Heidi… maybe your body is telling you to slow down a bit… : )

  • Amber

    18 November, 2006 at 9:17 am Reply

    Miss Capri looks too presh! Love the chair!! Uber cute!! Will have to tuck that nuggest of info away for when DH and I have kids. Good job on getting some sleep. It’s my favorite thing to do.. when I get to do it that is, which is not often! Canker sores are awful. I have had fever blisters since I was about 2 and they are no fun. I share ur pain! Have a great weekend!! O… I was one of Jenni Bowlin’s guest designers for her kit! U can see it on her site and my blog! I know u were a guest designer earlier this year so I thought I would share!

  • kim in Camas

    18 November, 2006 at 10:02 am Reply

    Lots of advice on the cancer sores…….I plan to jot down them down. I have a very sensitive mouth, but has worked for me is the malox/benedryl cocktail rinse. Just mix them together and rinse…….but don’t ingest it. I also use the Gly-Oxide stuff. Awesome. At night I have been known to rinse with a 1 to 3 parts Hydrogen peroxide and water. Good luck. Ouch.
    My husband has the mouth gaurd. Seems to be doing the trick.

  • aliciaking

    18 November, 2006 at 11:22 am Reply

    yes the Gly-oxide stuff works great! Capri looks sooo CUTE!

  • Jenrigg

    18 November, 2006 at 11:50 am Reply

    What a poppet she is!! Wish I’d had one of those when my 16 y.o was a baby. And in PINK! So cool 🙂 Enjoy every minute.

  • Talia

    18 November, 2006 at 1:19 pm Reply

    my husband and i were JUST in toys r us yesterday deciding whether or not to buy one of these chairs for gabby…we weren’t sure if she was big enough for it yet. but seeing capri in it….i have to get one! gabby is the same way, wanting to be totally upright and in on the action when she is awake. definately makes it hard to get things done. she is so cute, heidi!!

  • Leonie

    18 November, 2006 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Oh Capri is so cute sitting in the chair looks like a little play doll! Hope your mouth is better soon, I find ice on them as soon as the blister appears is a great way of stopping them turning into BIG sores, but you need to hold the ice on them at the first sign of getting them. I laughed at the term canker sores we call them cold sores in Australia & I hadn’t heard that before LOL

  • mom78968400

    18 November, 2006 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Canker sores can ruin anyone’s day. Get a warm tea bag, let it sit there for a while and it seems to help…don’t know why. Alos, some over the counter Lysine daily will help keep them little, or not so little canker sores away.

  • vicki

    18 November, 2006 at 2:51 pm Reply

    Capri is so darling. i can’t believe how fast she is growing. love the chair. smart buy. i have also heard of they vinegar thing. it does work. can’t wait for ce! i am taking that day off to make sure i get registered.

  • PROLIX from la Normandie

    18 November, 2006 at 3:15 pm Reply

    What is Thanksgiving exactly please?
    I don’t know this tradition.
    Merci for some explanations!
    PROLIX from la Normandie
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}

  • Louise Murr

    18 November, 2006 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Oh little Capri is so adorable. She does look so alert and so grown up.
    My son and I use to get those nasty canker sores all the time. Someone told me about a medicine you can get at your WalMart. It is called Abreva. It costs alot for the tiny little tube you get, but that stuff works. Just as soon as you feel the first itch of the sore, rub it on it about 3-4 times a day or more. It not only stops the sore, it helps keep you from getting them. My son use to get them so bad. His whole lip would be covered with them. I couldn’t tell you the last time he has got one. I use to get them all the time too and now we neither one very rarely get them. Honestly! Give it a try. It is a miracle cream!
    Take care.

  • Lee Longmire

    18 November, 2006 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi!
    Thanks so much for sharing about the baby chair, I have never seen those before but it would be perfect for Baxter, and we can get them in Australia so double bonus!
    Lee : )

  • Betsy

    18 November, 2006 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Glyoxide-the best and only thing that will work. I had horrible canker sore (stress induced) and my dentist said in 30 years he had never seen anything like it-the Glyoxide worked well, but I also had to take valium at night for a couple of nights so I didn’t “chew” my lip. If you can’t find it locally do a google search it is so worth it.

  • bethy

    18 November, 2006 at 6:22 pm Reply

    i love the bubblegum pink chair! so perfect. try a crushed aspirin on the sore spot. i have tried everything and don’t think anything works for those little boogers, really. but the aspirin has helped me a bit. i think the aspirin also helps with the massive headache that goes along with them, so it can’t hurt!

  • Debbie Poe

    18 November, 2006 at 6:59 pm Reply

    See if your dental office can get you any DEBACTEROL, it is a liquid that you apply directly on the sore, hurts like you know what when you do it, but it offers immediate, lasting relief. If you get them often you’ll be glad you have this stuff. I am a dental hygienist and we have this in our office.
    Capri is so cute. My maiden name is Caproni and that would be a great first name to honor my given name!

  • Cherry

    18 November, 2006 at 7:49 pm Reply

    Debactoral is the most awesome thing in the world for canker sores, (does it also work for cold sores?) I also work as a dental assistant, and I get those sores all of the time. Love the stuff!!! Also, since this blog is full of advise, one valtrax (sp) makes a canker go away so fAST! (yes for herpes) Thanks for all of the advise as well!


    18 November, 2006 at 8:03 pm Reply

    i have no rmedy’s for canker sores. but i just have to say those chairs are a blessing for any Mummy who has reflux babies. I so wish they were around when my kids were little cause they had to remain upright for 30 minutes after each feed…
    she is sooo cute….

  • Kim

    18 November, 2006 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Wow, look how cute Capri is in her little chair. I’ve seen these, but never with an actual baby in them…so cute! I am very excited to find out all the Creative Escape details!!! I am looking forward to it.

  • Brigitta

    19 November, 2006 at 1:27 am Reply

    oh my gosh she’s soooooo cute in that chair. my “baby” is 17 already, so the days of buying cute things like that are long gone but it’s still sweet to see them.
    good luck with the deadlines

  • Asha

    19 November, 2006 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Forget the chair…those feet are the cutest I’ve ever seen.

  • Wendy Treseder

    19 November, 2006 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Totally relating to the whole stress situation. I hate it, but I love to have a crazy life. Kinda helps me to feel alive. Of course a few more hours sleep a night wouldn’t go astray. LOL! Hope you feel less stressed soon.
    Capri is growing up so fast, she looks so sweet in her little chair!

  • Erin

    19 November, 2006 at 8:32 pm Reply

    I feel so badly for you and your sore. Hope it heals soon. I see that everyone has posted a remedy-so I’ll post mine as well and just maybe it can offer you some relief Ü It’s called ‘Alum’ and you can find it in the spice isle at your local grocery store. Just apply it to the sore with a q-tip…it might be somewhat sour. After a few applications you will notice that the tender little spot won’t be sore any longer.
    Good luck with your deadlines.
    Your ‘She’ admirer Ü

  • Jolene George

    19 November, 2006 at 9:36 pm Reply

    I hope your mouth feels better soon. That is the pits!
    I saw those chairs online. I plan to get one of them for my grandson. They are great! Capri looks adorable sitting up like a big girl in her cute pink one. http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • Crystal

    19 November, 2006 at 9:39 pm Reply

    That little girl of yours is so sweet and the chair is perfect, especially for your child!! My granddaughter has a green one and she likes to sit beside her Mom on the kitchen counter. Hope the sores and the stress diminish soon! Wish I lived closer so I could help you with something!

  • LenaS

    19 November, 2006 at 11:24 pm Reply

    What a great idea–that chair. It looks so good on Capri. She looks almost grown up there. Sorry about sores, get well soon. Sounds like a good diet aide to me. I think I need those! KANKA med works for me–it coats and numbs area. Thanks for the great class Saturday! Let me know if I can help with anything.

  • jacqui jones

    20 November, 2006 at 2:39 am Reply

    dont they just grow up way to fast
    my miss emmy is capri’s age too and i was only just thinking this week how fast they change…2 weeks ago she would of just lied in her rocker or on the floor with toys around her but wasnt interested…over the last week i have been delighted by the sounds of her PLAYING with the toys and wanting to grab hold of them…i love it

  • Karmen

    20 November, 2006 at 9:53 am Reply

    Great picture of little Capri. My, how she is growing! What a cutie patootie!
    I get all stressed out … canker sores, fever blisters, you name it too! I see all of the “remedies” that I have used in the past too. Hope something helps!
    Happy Turkey Day!

  • Shawnna / flipflopmom

    20 November, 2006 at 11:25 am Reply

    Little Miss Capri is SO STINKIN’ ADORABLE

  • cindy

    20 November, 2006 at 11:31 am Reply

    Oh my goodness!! She is getting SO big! Can I just tinkle those toes?!! TOO CUTE!!

  • Rebekah

    20 November, 2006 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Go to your locate pharmacy and pick up come KANK-A medicine. I can tell when I’m getting a canker sore so I use KANK-A as soon I feel it. It helps to make it go away instead of getting bigger and bigger. Also, rinse your mouth out with hot (as hot as you can stand it) salt water as often as you can each day. These two things will significantly reduce the size of the sore!

  • Robyn

    20 November, 2006 at 2:27 pm Reply

    Totally thinking of CE this year.. 🙂
    The Bumbo seat.. I bought one for my son when he was a wee one. He outgrew it too fast.. He figured out that if he rolled over, he could get out of it. 😛 The little stinker. Needless to say, we handed it down to my sister who hopefull is enjoying it now.. 🙂
    For Canker sores, I use Zilactin.. Stings, but works.

  • elizabeth

    20 November, 2006 at 5:54 pm Reply

    does capri look like you or your husband? so sweet, i think she looks so big sitting in that chair compared to the other pictures you have posted. i did see her at ce, but that was awhile back. so cute!

  • Sherry

    20 November, 2006 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Oh I love what one gal said….forget the chair look at those feet!!! I totally agree, those adorable little tootsies caught my attention also! sooo precious!!
    Hey Heidi….I have to tell you that I had you on my mind after reading your blog entry while I was out on my walk….you being so real really touched me where I live…always striving to balance life and the many blessings and pressures and responsibilities in it….I truly had thought many times before…..how in the world does SHE do all she does!?!?!?!?!?!?
    You are just human and you can only do so much….I do hope you can get it all done…and ENJOY THE JOURNEY as you do! I know you do that, it is evident in your walk……
    I for one am a happy benificiary of your great talents and endeavors…..I will be taking your Big Picture class for the WHOLE YEAR! WOW!

  • Ali Elam

    21 November, 2006 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I want a pink BUMBO for my 6 week old baby girl!
    Where did you buy the pink Bumbo!?! I’ve only seen the lilac color! I want the PINK bumbo now that I’ve seen it! 🙂

  • Solidia

    21 November, 2006 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    I hope you feel better soon! Cute pic of Miss Capri. I have a little one just a couple weeks younger than Capri. Miss Ella would love one of those chairs. Where did you find a pink one?

  • Ali Elam

    21 November, 2006 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Please help us new mommies of baby girls track down the “Oh-so cute” PINK bumbo!
    I’ve been searching online with no luck!
    Any tips!?! Thanks!

  • Laura Craigie

    21 November, 2006 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi!
    Just wanted to pop in a quick word of warning… Once she gets a bit older, do not let her be on the desk with you! I had my DS on the desk, and he leaned to reach for something, which was totally unexpected, and he fell head first off the desk! I thought I’d killed him at first… yikes!
    Sorry to be all dooms-day, I just wanted to let you know that they CAN tip out of them, and it’s scary!
    Take care,

  • Laura Craigie

    21 November, 2006 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Ooops, I forgot to mention I was refering to when she’s in the Bumbo 🙂

  • ruth

    21 November, 2006 at 3:31 pm Reply

    One more tip for canker sores – get Oral B’s rembrandt’s canker sore toothpaste. It’s the only one without sodium laurate sulfate (SLS), the stuff that makes toothpaste foam. I read where SLS can aggravate canker sores, so I switched.

  • Susie

    22 November, 2006 at 7:12 am Reply

    What a precious darling! If you don’t already have/use a baby sling, you might check these out. They are wonderful things! I wore my babies, and it makes everything so much easier!

  • Susie

    22 November, 2006 at 7:13 am Reply

    What a precious darling! If you don’t already have/use a baby sling, you might check these out. They are wonderful things! I wore my babies, and it makes everything so much easier!

  • Kristy

    22 November, 2006 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Capri looks so cute in the Bumpo chair. I recently bought one for my foster son…he HATES it!! I was so disappointed…He will have to get used to it eventually as I make him sit in it everyday!! He had serious health problems when he was born and has very little strength so I thought this might help move him along…I’m pretty sure he hates me by now, too!!

  • Delores

    25 November, 2006 at 10:17 am Reply

    Heidi, sorry about your stress! Re CANKER SORES (my siblings get these too) try asking the Doctor for a referral/bloodtest to look into further..most likely nothing but my sister saw a specialist for this too! They have good advice to prevent them from coming back. And as for Clenching/jaw problem, get fitted for a night guard! I had similar problems and recently I got a night guard fitted from my dentist and gone are the pain, headaches and soreness!!! Good luck! Take good care of yourself!

  • Nicole Bryant

    26 November, 2006 at 2:52 am Reply

    What a doll!!!!!! Love that chair, too bad I’m done with the baby thing 🙁

  • Kimberly Israel

    26 November, 2006 at 12:45 pm Reply

    I’ll add my two cents in with those of my fellow hygienists that submitted comments- ask your dentist for DEBACTEROL!!! It’s amazing and effective immediately. You might also ask for a night guard to help you with clenching and grinding… it’ll save you a bundle in the end.
    And Capri is so cute and sweet- I just love the new chair, too.

  • dragonflydreamer

    1 December, 2006 at 10:42 am Reply

    Your daughter is totally gorgeous! I am the mother of two grown sons and I really miss having a baby. I can remember how sweet they smell and how full my life was being a mother. I am relatively new to scrapbooking, blogging etc. but it is helping to lift me out of a terrible case of empty nest depression. I have signed up for your class “A Year to Remember” and I am so excited. I love your design style and just feel so happy and inspired from your creative style. I talked my husband into giving me the class for Christmas and Birthday. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of your life and art.

  • Lorie

    17 December, 2006 at 9:50 am Reply

    What a cutie-patootie!
    Whoever designed that chair should be given a million dollars right away and told to go and think up more cool things.

  • Jodi F.

    21 January, 2008 at 11:31 am Reply

    Can you get me some Debactoral? I used to get it online at drcharlessmilecenter.com but the website is no longer anywhere. In fact, I can’t find Debactoral anywhere anymore. It is the ONLY thing that makes those incredibly painful cankers go away. Thanks for your time. Jodi F.

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