I was going to post this on the thread about buying clothes, but then I realized I had a ton of questions, so I thought it'd be best to start a new thread.
I'm only 8 weeks so I'm not showing yet and I don't expect to for another few months, but I am trying to develop a strategy for when I'll need to start buying maternity clothes. I don't want to spend a fortune on a wardrobe that I'll need for 5 months.
For those of you who have been pregnant before or are in the later stages of pregnancy, how many actual maternity pieces did you buy and what were they? What could you not live without?
Were you able to just buy larger plus-sized clothes, or even get away with some of your current clothes, say with empire waists? I have a stretchy tube-top maxi dress that I can't imagine won't still fit at 9 months. Could I just buy a whole bunch of those at Ross?
And of course, when did your pants start getting tight? How long do I have to save up?
Finally, what the hell is a maternity bra (which I understand is different from a nursing bra?) and why do I need it? It's damn hard to find these girls a bra that fits, so if I can avoid having to buy 5 new pairs in the next 9 months, that'd be awesome! LoL
Thanks in advance for your advice!