I am 11 weeks and just did my first "maternity shop."
Anyone else with me? How did you know "it was time"? What did you get and how much was it? What are you putting off getting? (obviously FTM questions!)
I knew it was time to stop running around in unbuttoned pants when I lost my BellyBand, and even with the "hair tie trick" my low-rise pants nearly fell off as I was getting out of the car... LOL!! I can still wear my more forgiving things, but most of my pants are high waist skinny styles that just weren't playing along.
I went to a motherhood maternity outlet and I got... 2 pairs of "panel" jeans 3 stretchy tank top undershirts 2 sets of PJs with nursing tops (looking ahead!) Boppy pregnancy pillow (<3!! I can cuddle again!) Maternity panties (immediate wedgie... plan to return) It was just over $300; which I think is reasonable since they are basics I think I'll still be wearing throughout and again with the next.
So far, my shirts and sweaters are still OK, so I am holding off on that and getting some cotton sundresses and so on once it starts warming up. I don't want to stock up on maternity sweaters that'll be too hot soon.