A JoJo Maman Bébé Maternity Haul

Whenever I found out I was pregnant I automatically thought of all the cute baby grows and cuddly toys I was going to get to pick for Squish. What I didn’t think of was the fact that very quickly my jeans were going to get too tight and my boobs were going to start swelling a massive amount. Pregnancy can be a rather uncomfortable time so it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some new clothes and maternity bits and bobs to make sure you’re super comfy. JoJo Maman Bébé was the first store Tim and I headed to in a hunt for clothes for me and it did not disappoint!

Maternity Leggings

One of the first things that got me during early pregnancy was bloating! I wear tight jeans and leggings everyday and by week 6 of my pregnancy the bloating was so bad that all I wanted was to live in pyjama bottoms! The feeling of tight leggings pushing in on my stomach made me feel even more nauseous than I already did. So Tim and I head off to JoJo Maman Bebe in Belfast to try on some maternity leggings. I have been living in their comfy cotton leggings ever since! You also save £5 if you buy more than two pairs at once (which I obviously did because they’re the most comfy things ever!) I now have two black pairs and a navy pair* and I’m sure I’ll be stocking up on some cropped pairs when the weather gets warmer too. Don’t be scared to buy maternity clothes early, they made me so much more comfortable and comfort is the most important thing in my opinion during pregnancy. Plus as they’re over bump leggings they’ve been keeping me extra warm in this freezing cold weather!

Maternity Bras

The next thing that hit me was how much my boobs grew and how fast! They seemed to stay fairly normal until around week 7 and then suddenly as if it happened over night they ballooned and became so uncomfortable and sore! Anything brushing against them was painful and I loathed putting on a bra in the morning. I actually had to revert to comfy Calvin Klein cotton bralets just so I didn’t cry at the feeling of a normal bra but they weren’t giving me the support I needed. I picked up two different bras from JoJo’s, a cotton bra with a racer back that can also be used as a sleep bra (and it is the comfiest thing ever!) and a seamless bra with a little more support for a work day when I’m running around a lot after little kids. Both of the bras I picked up also have the option to be used a nursing bras so I’m hoping I’ll get a lot of wear out of them through pregnancy and after Squish is born.

Pregnancy Pillow

As soon as I found out I was expecting I started researching the perfect pregnancy pillow. I wanted to invest in one that I could use throughout my pregnancy as well as for feeding. The Summer Infant Maternity Body Support Pillow was rated top on so many top ten lists that I had to pick it. Not only can it be used for pregnancy and feeding but also to help your little one sit up as it grows and even as a comfy little nook for toddlers to read or play in. I had the best nights sleep ever the first night I tried my pillow and I don’t see it leaving my bed any time soon!

Maternity Tankini

Although I haven’t used this tankini just yet, it’s going to be a staple for me. My midwife and I have discussed exercise during pregnancy and have agreed that I’m going to swimming atleast once a week if not twice a week once my first trimester is finished. Swimming has so many benefits both for mum and baby during pregnancy and it’s something I really enjoy so I can’t wait to get started. I absolutely love this stripe tankini, it’s perfect to wear now when I don’t really have a bump (though you’d think I do with all the bloating!) but there’s so much space left to grow and as long as I don’t get massive I’m hoping this will last me my whole pregnancy and into the early days when I plan to take my little one to new born swim classes. I’ll also be wearing it on Tim and I’s babymoon in Italy in March!

Giraffe Comforter

You may have seen this cute little guy in my announcement photos last week. I know it’s slightly too early to be buying things for my little squish but I just couldn’t resist! Giraffe’s are my favourite animal, Tim actually adopted one for me for my birthday one year so I’m hoping my little one with love them just as much as mumma! This little comforter is suitable for newborns and I plan to give it to Squish at the hospital after he or she is born.

I hope you enjoyed this little early maternity haul! I’m sure I’ll be picking up lots more throughout my pregnancy, JoJo Maman Bébé have so many gorgeous pieces. I can’t wait to get some dresses for the summer when I’ll be particularly huge!

What were the first maternity things you picked up? Did you struggle with early pregnancy bloat?


  1. January 26, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Where did you get your little board from? It’s so cute. Ordered my first lot of maternity clothing, I have never been so excited to get jeans in my life! Haha x

  2. January 28, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Oh that’s so exciting, so happy for you. xx

  3. January 28, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    That early pregnancy bloat I remember it well ! Looks like you have bought the essentials and chosen well . I never had a pregnancy pillow but always wished I had invested in one and this one looks super comfy.
    Fab post and an interesting read 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

  4. January 28, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Loved this post, congratulations! That giraffe comforter is so cute, so exciting Xx

  5. January 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Cute post! I love the bathing suit and omg I need a pregnancy pillow (eventhough I am not pregnant haha, it just looks so cozy!!)💗

  6. January 28, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I’m not pregnant but I absolutely love your posts! I love reading about your pregnancy journey x

  7. January 28, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Is it weird that I want those leggings and that sleep pillow even though I’m not pregnant!?! Those leggings look so stylish and comfortable and that pillow is like my dream. Imagine the naps!!!! Pure bliss. X

  8. Corinne and Kirsty
    January 28, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Congrats on your pregnancy! something exciting is starting! not pregnant but loving the swimsuit! xx corinne

  9. January 28, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Cute list! Maternity leggings are a god send, basically lived in them during my third trimester 😄 Looking forward to reading more on your pregnancy journey ❤

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.blogspot.co.uk

  10. Ellie
    January 28, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Not even going to lie I’m not pregnant and don’t think I ever will be but I want that pillow just for a nice little nap! Still so excited for you!! Can’t wait to see you start your little family


  11. January 28, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Ahhhhhh I still can’t believe you are pregnant!!! I’m so so excited for you and all the pregnancy related content you’re going to share! That little giraffe comforter is sooooo cute lol! x


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