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