Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sid Bright Hyldahl - name blessing

last sunday we had a beautiful name blessing for sid. he was super mellow and adorable, except for when we came home and we were taking photos when he was hungry,,,, just like his dad

nice pics

see how big sid is now

widdle sidwold is documentory

christmas with aunty totah and uncle benny

Things we love

Sid loves his rocking chair, his car seat cover, his sling, his alpaca beanie, his merino wool hoodie his hammok and his snowflake blanket.. thanks marsha, andy, mum and torah and jill

we love you

Friday, December 28, 2007

Chrismas Hockey fun

One of the perks of living in New England......Hockey in the backyard!!!!

During the holidays, Torah, Ben, Scotty, Rowe and I spent many an hour playing ice hockey on the frozen pond in the back yard.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

alll dressed up for dad's big day

rob forgot to add some pictures of Sid all dressed up for Dad's pre doctoral proposal..Sidwold was better dressed than dad and listened to the whole thing.

too bad the little tyke will grow out of the outfit soon. we still can't believe how big he is and how fast he is growing. i barely put him down (right now i am bouncing him to sleep on the swiss ball and typing with one hand)
this morning we had a funny time. he pooped out the back of his diaper and into my lap and onto the bed... then once we had all that cleaned up , i had him over my shoulder and he vomited(not spit up) all over my back, hair and pillows!!! big Sid ate too much i think!!
i absolutely love him.. i can't stop looking at him even when he sleeps. i don't get much else done. he is a month old tomorrow - wow! maybe tomorrow i will write the birth story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Thought i'd post up here that we have new phone numbers.  Our old numbers no longer work.

Rob - 413-768-7301
Rowe - 413-768-7302

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rowe and I

I looked back through the blog and found nothing but Sid.  Fair enough....he's a whole lot cuter than I am.  Maybe not Rowe - but me for sure.  Anyway, I thought I should give a written update on Rowe and I.  Things are starting to calm down and life is slowly returning to what some might consider to be normal.  Sid is pleasant most of the time, but tends to get fussy in the evening (this coincidentally, is the only time that I am home).  He sleeps well although he has to feed every couple of hours.  A weird thing has happened recently though.  Rowe, who has always been known for her deep, sometimes frightening - comatose like sleeping habits is now awakened at the slightest peep.  I on the other hand, who has always been a notoriously light sleeper am now able to slumber right through midnight feeding sessions (in our bed) and epic midnight diaper changes (also in our bed)!  It is very strange.

I also just realized the other day that I am 30 years old and still in college!  Why didn't anybody tell me?  Things at school are going well.  This last week I gave my pre-doctoral proposal presentation to my committee and it was approved without revision.  This was a pretty major step on my way to getting out of here as it will be my first major project towards my dissertation.  Now I just need to finish collecting the data.

Rowe loves being a mom!  She was offered the position of head ski coach at Smith College recently (about  3 times actually -they were begging her) but she promptly declined - deciding that she'd rather be a mother.  Good on her!  Now it's just on to dealing with survival on a graduate student's lowly stipend.  We wouldn't trade our situation for the world though.  Happy as ever.  Cheers.

Friday, December 7, 2007

more cuteness

Sid is now 11lbs and 22 inches long... he is in the 90th percentile for his height and weight....

bath time

Sid loves his bathtime.... it seems to be the only thing that calms him.. he loves it...he dips his head back in the water and listens to the rushing tap water -like in the womb i bet.

Sid loves his bathtime.... it seems to be the only thing that calms him.. he loves it...he dips his head back in the water and listens to the rushing tap water -like in the womb i bet.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007