One of the reasons I love Madison is that there are tons of fun, free things to do. From Vilas Zoo, to the gigantic Farmer’s Market every Saturday, to Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Today we went to the Gardens after her ballet class (before school), for about an hour.
We met up and walked with my friend Anna & her 1-year-old identical twin boys (whom McKenzie loves to death). It’s so cute to watch her interact with little ones, she’s so excited to be a big sister! And it’s fun for me to see little boys–I look at them very differently now, knowing we’re going to have a little boy joining us in just a couple months. =)
Anyway, Olbrich Gardens is SO incredibly beautiful. There’s a gorgeous Thai Temple, and plenty of flowering flora. McKenzie obsessively asks to pick the flowers, but today we stumbled upon a caterpillar. McKenzie was in a very sour mood before we discovered “Paulie” the caterpillar. Afterward, she was all smiles, talking about our “growing family” and wondering what to feed it. We put it in our empty water bottle and transferred it to McKenzie’s new bug cage when we got home. It was a fun morning!
In pregnancy news: I passed my 3-hour glucose test! I failed the initial one, so I was VERY relived to find out that I don’t have gestational diabetes. One more bad thing during this pregnancy, and I might die. Also, I was prescribed hydroxyzine to help me sleep (I was waking up every hour from the itching). It’s prescribed for drug addicts who experience itching from withdrawals, people with anxiety, and people who can’t sleep. Ha! I took one 25mg pill before bed and I slept like a drunken man (aka amazing). It was my first full night’s sleep since I can remember. All-in-all, it was a good week pregnancy-wise.