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Baby Shower in a Box!!!

From Los Angeles to Vancouver – my friends threw me a baby shower!!!  In a box!!!!






Earlier in my pregnancy my good friend Cacey in Los Angeles asked me if I had a baby registry.  “Noooo…” I sheepishly answered.  The majority of my friends + family are in the states – being apart from everyone I didn’t take it upon myself to start one.  “Well, you should make one because people are going to want to get you things.” she replied.

Wow!  Yay!  I had my registry shipped to a postal service in Point Roberts, Washington.  Jeff + I received emails notifying that boxes had arrived.  Cacey emailed me, “Did you get it yet, did you get it yet, did you get it yet???”.  She was so amped for us to pick up the boxes – I was like, “Hmmm, Cacey is really hopped up about what she sent!  I wonder what it could be???  Exciting!”.

Jeff dropped me off at the library in Tsawwassen near the border.  Due to immigration I’m not allowed to cross the border.  Trapped.  In.  Canada.  After Jeff had picked up the packages, he came into the library to get me + said, “Holy sh*t, your friends in Los Angeles must really love you!”.  “Yes they do!” I jokingly boasted.  But when he showed me the backseat of his car filled with gifts I went:

ERMAHGERD!!!  PRESHENTZ!!!!Baby Shower - 01

CAN’T BELIEVE!!!!Baby Shower - 02

From costumers that I’ve known for years working in Los Angeles!  Hours are so long in the film industry, we all grow very close + are almost like little urban families!  There was a note in a manila envelope explaining that it was my baby shower in a box…Baby Shower - 03

Awwwww!!!!  Complete with instructions!Baby Shower - 04

There were 3 boxes that had notes on which to open first.Baby Shower - 06

Second + third!Baby Shower - 07

So curious!  What’s in the first box???Baby Shower - 08

Huh?  A disco ball!!!  So confused!  I thought, “Maybe they think the lights are good for the baby?  I think it’ll give the baby epilepsy?”.  There are multiple settings, colors + motions – we turned it on + instant club!!!Baby Shower - 09

The second present was a CD with lovingly selected party dance tunes!  And the third, a guess-who game book filled with baby pictures of everyone who participated!!!Baby Shower - 10

MY FRIENDS ARE SO CLEVER!!!!  It really set the atmosphere for baby shower party time!!!Baby Shower - 11

I received so much cute, chic + useful schwag!!!!Baby Shower - 12

So overwhelmed by the amount of gifts!  Look at my face!Baby Shower - 13

You know how sometimes at baby showers, new mommies get mostly onesies in 0-3 size + then your baby grows out of them in 2 seconds?  Well, when you have friends that are costumers they get it!  Onesies in 0-3, 3-6, 6-9!!!  That’s how we do it!!!  Right on!!!Baby Shower - 14

So much happiness.  One friend wrote in his card, “Although I’m not physically there, in spirit I am sitting across from you right now.”.  I cried a little when I read that!Baby Shower - 15

Megumi was spazzing from all the excitement.Baby Shower - 16

LOOK AT THIS Y’ALL!!!!  My good friend Amber HAND KNIT ME A BABY HUDSON’S BAY BLANKET for the baby Canadian Bacon!!!!Baby Shower - 17

HAND KNIT!!!  Isn’t it to die for?!  I can officially give birth now.

All the presents were so creatively wrapped + everyone knows me so well.Baby Shower - 18

A handmade sushi blanket!!!  Too much cute.  The baby is so set now.  I’ve been collecting weird, random things at thrift store – now the baby will be chic + not look like a patchwork hobo!  There were so many more amazing goodies, but there’s too many pictures to share!Baby Shower - 19

I was super tickled with this card.  Everyone is waiting for me to make a beaded cradleboard for my papoose.  BTW, check out my bloated, pregnant sausage hands!  The past 2 weeks I’ve been swelling up!  Sexy!Baby Shower - 20

Woosh!!!  Thank you thank you thank you to Cacey for coordinating everything + to all my wonderful, creative + thoughtful friends!  It was the most fun baby shower ever!  Jeff + I feel so loved!!!  I’m still so surprised + shocked at all the work, care + planning that went on to make me feel so special!  You guys mean the world to me!!!  I love + miss everyone so much!!!  My heart is filled with fluffy baby koalas + stardust!!!  Tears!  THANK YOU!!!!

25 Comments Post a comment
  1. Epic! You must have spread some love in your time so it’s lovely to see it coming back at ya! Particularly adore the sushi blanket 🙂 Sew Kewl….!

    March 13, 2014
  2. Awh, that is wonderful, Shelli! Yeay!! Cher xo

    March 13, 2014
  3. That is so awesome! Awww! And the Bay blanket is made of win.

    March 13, 2014
  4. That’s fantastic. Congratulations to your friends for being awesome.

    March 13, 2014
    • For sure!!! They deserve a round of applause + a big, hearty, “Pip, pip!!! Hear, hear!!!!”. They’re unbelievable…

      March 13, 2014
      • Seems like you deserve it. “Pip, pip! Hear, hear!” all around.

        March 13, 2014
  5. Deb Fayle #

    Aww, Shelli this is the best baby shower ever! Brought tears to my eyes twice now. Your friends are so cool and thoughtful … and that hand knit Hudson’s Bay blanket is the best ever!! That’s a family keeper with a story; sweet pea is already so loved.

    March 13, 2014
  6. Awww! That’s so great! What a wonderful thing for your workmates to have done for you! Showering with love, that’s what is most important!

    What / where is your registry? I can see from your photos that someone got that great Dee-dee sleep sack for you, I’d love to get you something else that you want/need!

    March 13, 2014
  7. kenneth '' Dad's - Papi '' nishino #

    WOW WOW, what more can U say, huh, Nan,
    U definitely have some loving caring friends,
    How Lucky are You!!! U must be over-whelmed
    and thrilled that U are so LOVED,..ok, hope 2
    C U soon, Nan,…best to Jeff/Baby Fayle !!!!!!

    March 13, 2014
  8. Alisha #

    This is amazing, Shelli! I absolutely LOVE the handmade HBC blanket – so perfectly Canadian. Your friends rock. Glad that you were able to have a true celebration before the baby arrives.

    March 13, 2014
    • They totally rock! Jeff + I have a HBC blanket found at a thrift store. Now the baby has it’s own! So perfectly Canadian!!!

      March 13, 2014
  9. Karen Tustanoff #

    I am sitting here with tears running down my cheeks and I’m not even pregnant! You are so loved girlfriend. What amazing friend you have!

    March 15, 2014
    • Awwwww!!! I know, I was on the verge of tears the whole time!!! They are the most generous, giving, loving people ever!!!

      March 15, 2014
  10. Grace Pyke #

    Oh my gawd Shelli, I didn’t even know you were preggers!!!! Congratulations to you and Jeff. What an exciting time. xoxoxo

    March 16, 2014
  11. Lkap #

    Amazing !!!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2014
  12. This is the sweetest thing ever!!! Your friends are amazing!

    April 4, 2014

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