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29 Weeks


29 Weeks... It's crazy. As I was typing that I got this "holy crap" feeling... we're so close! I still feel like I have so much to do (I know that I don't really..) but lots I wannttt to do. I haven't even started on the nursery, given my birth plan very much thought, or taken a prenatal class... But all that aside, I'm so excited! In the spring we said that once it's Christmas time the baby is practically here (Due Jan 17), and yesterday the red cups arrived at starbucks... you know what that means! 

On Friday I went for an ultrasound, my belly is measuring a little small so they're just checking up on everything. I got to see the position that she is in which is awesome, because now I know what it is thats moving in each spot. I couldn't figure out what the round thing was on the left side that I was feeling, but I now we know that it's her little booty she's been wiggling. 

Now that I'm entering this final stages, mamas hit me up with your favourite books, etc. 




I'm sharing a little Riffraff love today! Since I recieved my South Westing Cardigan from shopriffraff.com I have been livinngg in it. It's so comy and cozy, I love the way it hangs long in the back, and is super easy to layer with long tops and my leather jacket. Along with the Free Me Necklace, how awesome is it.. I was never much of a jewelery person but in the last while I have been building my collection of statement necklaces because it's such an easy way to make a plain outfit look better, so I waas super excited to add this to my collection! 

Head over to shopriffraff.com and check more of their awesome aztec sweaters, and cute jewelery. *Use the code BETHANYMENZEL for %10 your order. 


Night Swim 

We spent the past 5 days in Arizona. It was hot, relaxing, and our bellies were filled with too much good stuff. We spent the majority of our days the only people braving the heat to lay outside by the pool (You take any heat you can get when you live in Vancouver), Did a bit of maternity shopping, and drinking milkshakes. Oh our last vacation without baby girl, so crazy! 


A cookie and a verse

It's 4:42 and I feel like I have basically accomplished nothing today. Some days at home are super productive, and some are not. I finished the work that needed to be done but then I called David at work just to tell him how bored I am... I'm sure he appreciated that while I'm cozied up at home and he's out working on a rainy day ;) Then it started thundering, and has been for about an hour, loud! It rattles the house each time... So I figured that a storm was good enough reason to accept a lazy day. I grabbed a cookie, poured a glass of milk, and put on my lazy day glasses. Just kidding. I wish. I don't actually need glasses, (Clearly Contacts sent these ones for a promo on T&T) but I always love the look of when you know a girl is having a lazy day cause she has her glasses on and top knot, so i pretend when no one is around! 

Also, here is a weekly verse for you! One of my favs.

"As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life." 1 timothy 6:17-19




baby girl

It's a girl! My instincts were right, and we're thrilled!! When we found out that I was pregnant we both wanted a little girl. Obviously we would have been so excited for either.. and I'm not just saying that to sound like a good person ;) I really hope I eventually get to have some girls and boys! 

Now that we know the gender, it's on! We've picked a name, and I can now start buying/making things for her and start making a plan of attack for the nursery! I've been pinning tons of stuff to my Future Menzies board. Right now were contemplating building a crib... ambitious I know... we'll see! 

Baby Girl has a few things so far: 

1. I found this cardigan at the thrift store long before I was pregnant, and David laughed at me. 

2. My mom gave me this diary when I told her that I was pregnant. I'm going to start writing in at soon as things that happen that I think she and I would both want to remember. 

3. My sister in law knitted this adorable toque as soon as she found out we were having a winter baby, I love it! I can't wait to bundle that little one up! 

4. Me, My sister (who is also pregnant, due in october), and My mom had a craft night this week and painted onesies! This one was my favourite. 

5. A pink LifeFactory glass bottle. Makes it so real that theres gonna be a little babe living in this house with us! 

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