I'm still kicking myself for being so kuripot (cheap). I ordered a winter maternity coat from Old Navy like 6 weeks ago. I have been wearing a lot of their stuff in either Medium or Large, so I ordered a Large to be safe, since I'll be wearing it right up until delivery. It was definitely too small. I mean, it zipped and there was a liiiiiittle room to grow, but that was at like 23 weeks, and I am already smaller (in the belly) than most everyone due around the same time.
So I returned it. I thought about it and decided I did like the coat enough to order it in an XL, but I was waiting for another good sale/coupon code, so I could get it under $45. Finally, the day came (it would have been like $38), but I was away from my computer. I could have bought it on my iPhone, but I wanted to go through the Discover site-- easier on an actual computer-- and get an additional 5% back or something. Of course, by the time I got home that afternoon, the XL was sold out. For good.
This weekend, when I was at the mall, I peeked in Target, Motherhood and Macy's. Macy's has no kind of maternity section, Target didn't have a good nylon maternity coat (I hate to do wool, because my cat's hair gets all over it), and Motherhood's stuff is SO CHEAP (quality). I mean, when you aren't even up to par with Old Navy, you know you're pretty cr@ppy. Just flimsy and falling apart, and not even warm. And even at 30% off, Motherhood's coats would have been $63. Errrrrggghhhh... I tried a couple of XL/XXL non-maternity coats in Target to see if they'd work, but they're all so huge on me overall (I'm only 5'2"). I really need maternity.
My coat from last year can BARELY zip up kinda-sorta, and not over a heavy sweater at all, and I'm only 29.5 weeks!
I need to figure something out, and fast. If anyone has any suggestions...