Pregnancy is full of surprises, some pleasant, some not so much. After having Evan, my firstborn, I thought I knew I was getting into when I got pregnant for the second time and I did not expect anything to not go according to plan.
Boy oh boy, was I wrong! Our doctor in Indonesia had assured us we were having a girl. As soon as I heard the world girl, I started envisioning in my mind what the nursery was going to look like. Less than a month later, I had a finished nursery complete with pink curtains and a closet full of tutus and dresses.
Soon after we got to the States to have the baby, I had an ultrasound. Surprise, it looks like you might be having a boy, the doctor said. I was in utter shock! I did not know what to do and I couldn’t stop thinking about the pink nursery I had left back home in Jakarta. As soon as my husband heard about the possibility of our second child being a boy, he started picturing himself camping and going biking with two boys.
The day came and the baby was born. It didn’t take me more than 2 seconds to confirm the doctor’s suspicions, the baby was definitely a boy. Joshua came to this world kicking and screaming and making sure mom knew another boy had arrived.
Today, I couldn’t be happier with my two boys. I’m still the only queen in my castle and love how in my boy’s eyes there’s no girl other than me (for now). Nevertheless, my castle still has a pink nursery that is slowly being transformed into a dungeon (or whatever it is boys like).
Here are some pics of what the nursery looked like when we came back to Jakarta. I hope to have pictures of the new and improved very boy-like nursery soon enough.
If anyone in Jakarta is interested in having beautiful curtains, duvets and pillows made, you have to contact Ibu Nifa. She speaks perfect English and has tons of fabric samples. She works according to your taste and you can expect everything to be done within two weeks. Her number is: 08161113494.
I will keep you posted as I de-pinkify Joshua’s room and finish transforming Evan’s room into a toddler (I mean, big boy) room.