For me, it was!! I'm 28 weeks today & have been feeling 3rd trimester symptoms I'm the last week. The second trimester is full of cool new experiences & fewer pains. I got over morning sickness, wanted to eat, craved foods, really started feeling the baby, didn't really have any aches or pains, felt much more energetic, family could begin to feel her, & it was cool to watch my belly grow before it got big & bulky. Hope this helps & good luck. I'm a first time mom, by the way.