t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


The End Has Come...Sigh...

Here I am the morning of my last run. I only made it 3 miles and had to turn back.

It was a sad week for me as my running days came to a close for a solid 6 or 7 months. My braxton-hicks started a couple weeks ago, mostly during the day. But when I tried running this week, it was one solid contraction. Sigh...

But I really can't complain. My body isn't rebelling against the p90x workouts so I should be able to keep in great shape doing those for the next little while.

As far as the pregnancy goes, the last month has been fabulous! Hooray for the end of the first trimester. I can sincerely say I have zero cravings for sugar of any kind anymore. I haven't had any emotional breakdowns. My skin is clearing. I am still "thick-waisted" but actually haven't changed too much in the last 2 months. It was like I plumped up really fast and then just stayed the same. I can function on 8 hours of sleep without any problems.

I am 18 weeks, so pretty soon here we will know if a little boy or girl is on the way.

My blood pressure is fantastic. I am averaging around 110-115/55-60. I don't think anyone could argue that isn't under control.

Thank goodness there is a second trimester of pregnancy.


Jessica said...

Lol! Okay, I was thinking about you today on my "long" run for my training. Not sure if I want to know the answer to this but I am going to ask.....how far are your normal, non-pregnant runs? Glad you are enjoying the p90x!!!

Jo Lynn said...

So sad, but hey if you can still do p90x that rocks! Casey and I love doing those videos. I'm so glad to hear you are doing much better, I'm a little nervous to go through it all again.