It's so confusing determining when the 2nd trimester begins (most books say 14 weeks) but my understanding is this:
Weeks 1-12 = First Trimester
Weeks 13-27 = Second Trimester
Weeks 28-40 = Third Trimester
So I am officially, by my calculations, in the 2nd trimester! Here come the baby kicks, the gender scan, and the blossoming baby bump... I cannot believe how fast time is going! I seriously thought it would drag by. But when your days are filled with so much childcare and household duties the days just melt together.
Tonight I found THIS used baby swing on cr.aigsli.st for half of what it costs new and the seller said it was all mine so long as I pick it up! I can now cross one thing off the list.
I'm not picky. I don't have to have every little thing brand new. But I do want the crib and carseat brand new, of course, for safety reasons. I have actually narrowed it down and just purchased THIS carseat and crib mattress and used the option to pickup at the store to save on shipping! I like the carseat because it'll match our car and is neutral for boy or girl AND it is Eve.nflo which is my favorite carseat brand.
All I really need now is the crib, as far as baby gear goes. No rush, of course, but we just got our tax return and I want to make sure we get what we need before the rest goes toward bills.
I'll probably spend the summer scouring yard sales for baby clothes if we're having a boy! I remember waddling through a neighborhood yard sale (it was actually the entire town) when 9 months pregnant with Butterfly trying to find her a dresser. So many great deals (like her changing table was $5)!
As far as symptoms go this is a pretty laid-back pregnancy so far. I do keep waking up with headaches, which is annoying, but it won't last forever. Otherwise I feel fine. Just feel like a normal, pregnant lady who gets breathless walking up the stairs (especially when dragging a 30-lb child up with me) and who has to nibble on stuff constantly and wants to go to bed by 3 o'clock.