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Preparing for baby, running around + trying to get the house in order…







Well, sort of!  It’s been difficult with Jeff’s long hours + the fact that I can’t lift + heave heavy things around like I used to.  It’s been slow going!

Everyone’s been asking since the beginning of the pregnancy if the nursery is ready.  I’ll show you the nursery!!!!IMG_0207

JUST KIDDING!!!!  We have since cleaned it up since this photo.  But it was used as a dumping ground of sorts as we have been working on other rooms.  The nursery is still a work in progress, but I’m not concerned about it because the baby will be in our bedroom for the first couple of months anyways!

Jeff painting some pegboard white.IMG_0214

They are now hanging in our office for maximum organization!

Still life of some of our Japanese collection.IMG_0267

We’ve finally been getting around to putting up pictures + decorating.  More to come!

Megumi enjoying the falling snow that we have had.DSC00763

She is my little buddy!  I wonder how she will adjust to the baby…DSC00768

Making phone calls at the baby store.  We’ve been popping in + out of baby stores – mostly to get an idea of what to keep an eye out for at thrift stores!  Hah!IMG_6010

Resting at Costco.  Trying to stock up on essentials so that we won’t have to run to the store too much in the first weeks of baby being here.IMG_6040

Grabbing some Japanese food.  Now that I’m getting bigger I’m really not too excited to be cooking dinner if youknowwhatImean.IMG_6100


Jeff doesn’t find it very amusing when I make faces so he insists on a do-over.IMG_6014

Me at 35 weeks!  I’ll be 38 weeks tomorrow!  This Old Navy puffy coat is one of the best purchases I’ve made during this pregnancy – and how!!!IMG_6016

Hanging out by the Fraser River by our house.  Trying to get in some “us” time while we can…IMG_6020

Here’s Jeff building a queen size bed frame for when my family come from Los Angeles to visit for baby’s arrival.DSC00785

Doesn’t he just look so enthusiastic + happy about it?!

Nice job Jeff!  You deserve a rest!DSC00786

Any day now friends!!!  Jeff + I will keep plugging along on organizing the house as best we can.  I’m surprisingly laid back about it lately because I’ve gotten to the point that I’m over it + don’t expect perfection.  It’s not worth getting worked up + stressed about.  I’m just happy to have a house, Jeff, Megumi + the excitement of a new mini human to arrive!

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lisa Doyle #

    My dear Shelli, how I miss you!!! Congratulations on the impending arrival of your mini human LOL btw ran into Chris (crafty on Star Trek, now owns techno cranes!) and he sends his best and congrats as well. Love love love you xo LD

    March 9, 2014
    • Hi Lisa!!! So good hearing from you! Thank you so much! Wow, go Chris – that’s awesome! Please give my love to anyone + everyone! I miss you! XOXO

      March 10, 2014
  2. Lisa kinman #

    Really happy for you both! Very soon you’ll both wonder how you made it through life without the wee one! You’ll feel….complete and in love! Xxoo

    March 9, 2014
    • That’s so nice to hear! As of now, I still can’t believe it’s all going to be a reality!!! 🙂

      March 10, 2014
  3. You look amazing!

    March 9, 2014
  4. Ashley #

    Thanks Jeff for building the bed for when we visit, it looks super comfy! Can’t wait till Baby Fayle arrives!

    March 9, 2014
  5. exciting time ahead! our baby’s nursery is our bedroom. ha. All the best to you. And btw… grateful you have a husband who can build the in-laws a bed frame. that is awesome!

    March 9, 2014
    • Very exciting! I am SO grateful! My husband is like a mad scientist of building stuff. So I guess I can call him a mad builder? Mad carpenter? I’m really lucky he’s so handy! Thanks for the well wishes + stopping by!

      March 10, 2014
  6. kenneth '' Dad's - Papi '' nishino #

    ALOHA, Nan,…Wow Jeff’s construction is AWsuM,
    U are lucky he’s creative and ‘a Mad Carpenter’,..
    ….hehe…LOL!!! Mum’sie will be happy with a bed
    and us (Ash/Dads) can sleep on the floor, ala Auntie
    Noriko’s house in Tokyo,…yummm, the japanese grub
    looks preeettieee sumptuous can’t wait 2 grindzee in
    Vancouver, with U, Jeff & Baby Fayle, ok, glad U R
    well…best 2 Jeff, Baby Fayle, Meg’s, Luv U, Dads

    March 10, 2014
    • You won’t have to sleep on the floor! We’ve got the queen bed + a twin set up, remember??? I know I kept telling Jeff – we’re Japanese – we can sleep anywhere! But he insisted! Hey dad, don’t get tooooo excited to go out + about when you’re here! The baby is going to be really little!

      March 10, 2014
  7. Lovely picture, Shelli! Cher xo

    March 10, 2014
  8. Exciting times ahead! I’m looking forward to hearing about it all the way out here in the frosty wilds of central PA! 🙂

    March 10, 2014

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