„Marlene, we’d like to send you one of our jeans. Take your pick.“
That’s about as far as I got in the email before I popped right over to the MiH online shop.* How did they guess that I’d had one of their jeans on my wish list for a long time? I knew which model I wanted almost straight away. Then I sent my reply: „That’s a very kind offer. However, considering the current development of my figure, it’s unlikely that I will wear jeans again before late 2014.“
I’ve heard there are cases in which normal jeans last throughout the pregnancy, just with an elastic instead of a button. I’m not one of those cases. Besides, my son is already the child I deserve: very determined in his fashion choices. If he doesn’t like how something fits me, he starts kicking. Try as I might to wish myself into a potentially favourite pair of jeans, he doesn’t care. He, typical guy, prefers dresses. And maybe the folks at MiH have experience with the demands of pregnant ladies (and six month old fetuses), because they did rummage through their warehouse to find me one of their Extra Long Oversize Shirts instead, a silk shirt dress in army green. Unfortunately, it’s sold out on their website and I’m considering starting a petition to bring it back into their collection. Junior likes how roomy it is, I love it too and, best of all: I’ll still be able to wear it when my belly no longer serves as the perfect resting place for my laptop.
By the way, the jeans I would’ve picked is The Phoebe. First opportunity I get, I’ll have a chat with my boy about whether he likes them and, given his approval, buy them for a time when jeans are an option again.
Thanks to everyone at MiH, especially SJ, for being so generous and patient.
*I do occasionally get offers like that. I never take them unless it’s from a brand I’d support anyway. And when I do, I want you to know about it.