First - too much! I got suckered by Motherhood Maternity and paid more than I ever pay for "real" clothes.
This time I bought one belly band, a pair of maternity tights, and one additional bra, still have two maternity jeans, and am using flattering non-maternity clothes otherwise. I have three dresses I love that look great whether I'm skinny or mega-pregnant, they are a drapey knit fabric with empire waists, long skirts, and lots of stretch. Planning on using long skirts/dresses with tights under to keep warm this winter - way more comfortable and flattering than squeezing into winter pants.
Wife to my best friend
DD1 (4/15/10) and