Just compiling a list of things I'm looking at for the hospital and beyond...
This baby’s due date is right at the start of summer heat and humidity around here, so I am staunchly in camp yes please for elastic waists in order to comfortably handle the pp sizing limbo. I found an elastic waist midi skirt from Gap via thredUP which I’m hoping to get lots of use out of year-round (now that I can see the laser cut holes up close I’m really glad it was inexpensive since they look like they could fray). I'm also seeing more and more options in the stores for elastic waist midi skirts which makes online ordering a bit easier when you're not *quite* sure what number size to get!
And, darn it, if J. Crew factory doesn't have the cutest selection of elastic waist shorts (although, would it kill them to offer lots of those cute prints in longer lengths?? Apparently so.). I noticed Gap and Old Navy have a pretty decent selection as well.
Recently while thrifting I found a pair of old-school, half elastic waist, Adidas tennis shorts. When I first glimpsed them my thoughts were half, "Hey, cool!" and half, "Wait, by donning these would I be a walking symbol of the proverbial 'I give up'?". But home them came and I think they'll do (at the very least, they don't seem to scream "90s"). ;)