I have hit the point of MUST HAVE maternity jeans. I have been squeezing into my pre-pregnancy jeans (normally size 1 or 2) recently. I've been making it work and it's been a little uncomfortable until they stretch out a bit. This morning, getting ready to go to our biz I put on my most comfortable pair. I wore them around the house getting things ready this morning when I felt something that felt like cramps waaay low in my belly. I woke up with what I recognize as "growing pains" this morning but this was something different. I changed out of those pants and into size 5s (5s!!!!) I've had since--oh I don't know 4/5 years--and although they were a little baggy my abdomen wasn't all squished anymore and the pain I was feeling in the other pair of pants stopped, thankfully! I also discovered this morning, while trying to find a shirt, that everything is tight on the boobs/belly. I went through about 6 shirts before I said forget it and threw on an older gray t-shirt that I knew would be a little baggy. When I am home I wear stretchy pants, yoga pants, PJ pants...stuff like that. I don't really want to wear that stuff to the biz though so I wear the jeans. I did do the rubberband trick for awhile and then eventually just unzipped my pants but I'm past that now.
As soon as we got home from the biz and I showered I ordered maternity jeans, maternity knit pants, and a maternity shirt that says "Special Cargo." I'm keeping my eye on eBay also. They should arrive next week. I have some stuff already, mostly summery type stuff (jean shorts, short sleeve shirts, etc.) but maybe I can make something work for tomorrow. If not, I will be either wearing my size 5s again (already washed and dried, lol) or stretchy pants.