Second Trimester - Baby is Moving!
Expecting moms usually feel a little better once the second trimester starts. Nausea isn't so bad or not present anymore. This is usually the time to make break the news to family and friends, find out the baby's gender, prepare the nursery, etc.
It is a very exciting time! Most women start feeling the first kicks around this time. In my first pregnancy I felt my baby moving at week 17 and in the second I didn't feel any movement until week 22! I was super concerned. I found out the reason why it took a few weeks longer than my first one was the baby's position in the womb. Check with your doctor if that could be your case.
If you are in the 2nd trimester and have more energy this might the time for you to think about your baby shower register too! Your baby is still small enough that you can move around without feeling tire and go out browse for strollers and other baby items.
It may sound a little bit early to think about your registry, but there are so many items to choose from that it takes a lot of time. Specially if you are still working and don’t have a lot of time dedicated to this task
Ideally, you want to give your friends and family a couple of options of places to buy your gifts. Amazon & BuyBuyBaby are great for online purchase. I used Amazon for general baby stuff, bottles, bowls, nursery essentials, etc. You also get a welcome box with baby items when your registry your shower list.
BuyBuyBaby was my choice for clothing and nursery bedding items. The only problem of BuyBuyBaby is that you can’t find many locations depending where you live. But their website is great for online purchases too.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in February 2019 and it has been completely revamped and updated for the new site proposal and layout.