The Introvert Expat SAHM Diaries

Unfocused & Angklung


This week in Paardje’s life … I wish I had a lot to share, I’ve been worrying about not blogging enough but, truth be told, I am just unfocused and dazed 😴 πŸ™„ I guess it comes with the 31 weeks preggers territory.Β  All I’ve been doing as of late is play games on my Kindle, read other blogs, sleep (a lot!) and read up about breastfeeding.

I feel very huge and cumbersome now.Β  I don’t feel much for going outside because aside from feeling like a hippo and looking like a hippo (in my generally shapeless 3rd tri maternity wear), I tire quite easily.

I have been “forced” to get out this week though.Β  The school my daughter attends had a formal opening of their new school building and, for the occasion, she had to learn how to play this beautiful Indonesian bamboo musical instrument – recognized by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” – called Anklung.

I’m so proud of B1! 😍😍😍

And for some reason, I just can’t help but get teary-eyed with this. 😒 Really. I mean, I can’t even get through the first few notes without threatening to bawl! 😭😭😭

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A Poignant Loss, Something to be Happy About & Christmas Greetings

Howdy beautiful people! 😘 Did anyone out there miss me? πŸ˜‚

Our master bedroom is a huge mess right now. I am surrounded by scattered mountains of stuff that need to be packed into already burgeoning suitcases when ..

my eyes caught on my laptopΒ  πŸ‘€

And I just had to power it on because ~


I felt I needed to greet you a Merry Christmas & I of course sincerely wish you all the joy and warmth and happiness and blessings that the special season brings. Whoever you are, wherever you are, may the force be with you and yours always! πŸ’ πŸ’ πŸ’

A few updates …

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I Thought I Couldn’t Have Another Baby Anymore?!! πŸ™ƒ

Hello beautiful people! πŸ™‚ ❀

It’s been a while.

I’m pregnant you know. Yes, 9 weeks already (approximately).

Dan-dan-daaaaaaaan!!! πŸ€— πŸ€—

I had NO idea. At all!

First off, my fallopian tubes are blocked. When I had my daughter (B1 πŸ’—) my doctor already told me there was a dermoid cyst blocking my right. A few years ago I had myself checked [because we wanted another child and nothing was happening] and I was told then that both my tubes were blocked.

At the time I was already in my late 30’s, so I was really sad as you can imagine. I was advised to undergo an operation or an IVF if we really wanted another child but, since my husband was then already working abroad and I believed my age was against me, I let the idea go.

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