Hi, I had someone tell me this in my first Tri and I didn't really take any notice. But I wish I had, and I will next time. Anyway. Buying clothes. Really I would suggest to get little bits now, as you can wear them for longer, and it doesn't seem such an expense. Get a least one good pair of jeans, DP, New Look are good. And a couple of pairs of leggins with the maternity band round the top. I did get the jeans but I didn't with the leggings, I went and got normal leggins in a bigger size, and they are too big in the leg and bum, and I am kicking myself now. I can't be bothered to go out and buy them with only 2 months to go, but I could of worn them most of the time from the begining of Tri 2. Also with tops, just go to primark, and get them in a bigger size, some places make you pay a fortune for Maternity clothes, and for no reason other than you have to buy them. Matalan on line, they have a good few bits. - I will probably add to this when i think of more shops!