Sugar and Spice and Everything Blue???

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.

Room View

Dresser with pink crystal knobs

Pink curtains, pink chair and thankfully a reusable white rocking chair.

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.

12 thoughts on “Sugar and Spice and Everything Blue???

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  4. Hi
    i am Padmaja from Singapore and i am now at Jakarta at my in-laws place for a month for my kids summer holidays . I live at central jakarta KH MAS MANSYUR.

    I saw your blog and you sounded to be very friendly so i just wanted to say hello to you.

    Oh dear i have a boy and a girl . Boys are boys no matter how old they are. My son is 3 years old he drives me crazy when he finds a car in the shopping mall. he loves cars and he is mad about numbers on his T-shirt.where as my daughter is a monkey without a tail. she is very naughty she finds anything on the floor she wanted to put it in her mouth.she is going to be 2 next month.She almost chocked she put 20 cents coin into her mouth when she was 17 months old.

    my email id is

    take care

    • Hi Padmaja. Nice to meet you. We just visited Singapore and had a great time. I hope you enjoy Jakarta. We are also located in central Jakarta and we like its convenience. My older boy seems just like yours although he is like a monkey with out a tail, too. I hope you have a wonderful stay with your family.

  5. Good morning Ana! I tried to reach Ibu Nifa but a think a number is missing here… Can you please check her phone number again and let me know??? Thank you!

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  10. Hola Ana, me gustaria que me recomendaras la pagina donde has comprado los vinilos, o stickers de pared de la habitacion de los niños… Muchas gracias!

    • Hola Julieta, los vinilos para la habitacion de Evan los compre en Los de Josh en
      Como van con los preparativos? Ya estan en Indonesia?

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