yes, it's still november, but thought it'd be ok to restart the weekly chat thread.
hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving (for those of you who celebrate such a thing). our's was pretty low key. went to the in-laws. it was just me, dh, dd and dh's parents. dinner was delicious and the hot apple cider was quite yummy (i enjoyed many mugfuls). dd and i spent the whole day in our jammies (why not?) it was in the 30s most of the day so we spent most of the day near the fire. in-laws live in the mountains, but it never gets that cold where we are, so that was fun too. reminiscent of home (i grew up in new england). just a really relaxing day. very nice.
the rest of the weekend was a trip to fresno for the state meet. dh is a high school x-country coach and his boys team (the girls team didn't make it this year) made it to the state meet. finished third in their division. was a really great time. so proud of them (and of dh, of course). dd had a great time. she loves going to races and watching "papa's team". dh secretly hopes dd will be a runner one day (and, of course, would love to coach her one day), but no pressure. he assumes because of what he does any children we have will hate running. we'll see. anyway, a great weekend.
i'm now 17 weeks (almost 18) and FINALLY started feeling some movement this week. not a lot, but i've been feeling it everyday, so i feel pretty good about that. didn't feel movement with dd until the same time, but with her i was so sick that i never doubted that everything was ok. with this one, i haven't been sick for several weeks now. feeling good. not nearly as tired as i was in the beginning. i'm even getting back to my night owl tendencies. also starting to walk a lot more and doing some prenatal yoga at home.
been looking into doulas. since getting laid off last month, having a homebirth seems pretty much out of the question because i just don't see how we can swing it financially. i hate that it comes down to money, but i don't know what else to do. anyway, i was recommended to a group of doulas, but i was looking into it and their fees range from $800 to $2000. am i completely out of touch, or is this a bit high? i was thinking more around the $500 range, but maybe i'm being too optimistic.
hope everyone is well and has a great week.