All I did was take an old one-piece suit (that I had been wearing up to a few weeks ago - it's an old one of my mom's that was too big on me normally) and I opened up the side seams and inserted an oval of lycra on each side. It doesn't look particularly awesome but it allows my belly to poke out and does the trick. Took me less than an hour, total. I didn't bother serging the seams, I don't think it'll fray or come apart in the short span I'll be using it.
I have a maternity swimsuit top from my cousin that should still fit (I haven't worn it since early second trimester, but it was big then!), but the question is if I have any bottoms... I have noticed that I am far more inclined to pull my looser/older underwear out of the drawer these days!
scruffy and chocolatechip, it's not just a FTM thing! seeing these baby pics coming in makes me so excited, in a freaked out, "OMG in the very near future i'm going to finally meet this new family member who will change my life forever" kind of way.
i got to hold a tiny new baby at my prenatal appointment last Thursday, and the same feeling came sweeping over me then. like, DANG, this is about to be FOR REAL!! yipes!
Oh, I'm glad to hear it's a feeling a lot of people get! I guess no matter what number it is, the baby is *still* going to change your life again. The most recent babies in my mamas group are now 2-3 months old, and don't seem quite so little any more. But when I do get to hold them, it makes me all that much more excited to meet my own!
Speaking of having babies, I just checked our DDC main page, and we supposedly have 203 members. I know it's a much smaller number that posts here regularly, but still, I think it's probably going to feel like there are babies coming all the time for the next 5-6 weeks!!!