The Wheel is Turning, but the Hamster is Dead header image 2

So how was your day?

July 24th, 2008 · 24 Comments

Did you do much?  Maybe you went and had a little look at Don’s site and had a bit of a giggle.  Then again, maybe you rented a movie, and then had a chat with Jim about it?  Maybe?  Maybe you just went to Mrs T’s house and talked about the virtues of being a housewife extraordinaire?  Or even looked in to the deeper side of life and relationships with Tamera?  Of course, some times you just want to look at whats going on in the world with Rose.

Maybe you didn’t do any.  Maybe you went to have a word with some menopausal old bag?  Or maybe thought about moving to france, and wearing jodhpurs.  Like Debs.

There are so many posibilities really when you look in to it (and by that, sorry if I missed anyone).   I mean, today I did this (well, my wife did it.  I was just there for the show):


World – Meet Shawnee Jaydn Hughes.

Shawnee – Meet the world.

So if updates are a little slow for the next 18 years, you know why.  If you need a paypal button to send me vast quantities of cash for her, just ask.

RIght.  Been up for 29 hours straight.  Going to bed.  Night night world….even if it is 10am.

© 2008, Sy. All rights reserved.


Tags: Uncategorized

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Freelance GuruNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Awww mate. That’s awesome.

  • 2 GarethNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Many Congratulations Sy. Hope the whole family is doing well.
    29 hours straight, eh? Damn, beats my 26 hours when Liam was born.
    Make sure you get plenty of sleep now, you’re going to need it over the next few months (or years!)
    Best wishes to the wife, and hope to see some more pics soon

  • 3 Alex MconeNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Heart congrats! And look forward to some more sleepless nights!

  • 4 charlotteNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    HI CONGRATS! it will be a completely new life after this…

  • 5 NardsNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Congratulations! She is absolutely adorable. Go to bed…while you still can! Best wishes! -Nards

  • 6 TameraNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Ooooooh! She looks just like you! I’ve already said congrats, but I’ll say it again! Congrats! (I just announced it on my blog). What a wonderful little family, Sy!!!!!!!

  • 7 Mrs TNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Such lovely pictures Sy… my sincerest congratulations to you both. I will celebrate the arrival of Miss Shawnee with an early glass of something intoxicating… (at last a genuine excuse not to do housework!)My best wishes for a happy and healthy future to you all.

  • 8 NickNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations to you both and well done to the missus. Sy, you are now ready to enter … the Dad club!

    I feel I should about the baby’s weight – as that always seems to be an important factor when ‘new ones’ arrives – but I’m not sure why! Please enlighten me.

  • 9 donNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 6:30 pm


    (An Idaho congratulations.) Have you chosen a college yet? Don’t procrastinate.

  • 10 GeoffreyNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations, Sy!

    Warmest best wishes to Mum and Shawnee too. Tami’s right.

    She does look a bit like you! I know you’ll be lost for words as ever by that comparison. I was thinking about raising a glass to you tonight and another thought crossed my mind. You once asked what I most missed about England. It may be the beer!

    The next 18 years? And the rest! Unless you get time off for good behaviour. Take very good care all of you.

  • 11 Greg MNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Congratulations sir, and best wishes for all!

  • 12 SyNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    @All! – Thank you all for you very kind comments. It has been a wild couple of days, and I have nothing but utmost respect for any woman that goes through childbirth. Watching my wife go through that pain and agony for so long, and refuse to give up even though all she wanted to do was sleep and be done after going though it for a constant 25 hours with no let up, was an inspiration for me. Today I started a whole new stage in my life, with my soul mate, and now our child. It is a great place to be!

    I had originally decided that I would can this site once she was born, but have decided that I will be continuing with it, albeit family permitting. Updates until September may be scarce due to family visiting from abroad, and that all I have done all day is stare at my daughter in amazement. I think that will continue for a while!

    Again, a huge thank you from myself and Leandra for your kind words. I may be alone tonight (baby and wife come home tomorrow) but I shall be wetting her head with a tasty whisky.


  • 13 The Movie WhoreNo Gravatar // Jul 25, 2008 at 3:21 pm


    You will will not get a good nights sleep for the next couple years but it is definitely worth it.

  • 14 cat loverNo Gravatar // Jul 25, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your new daughter, she is gorgeous. Both of you have been blessed with a miracle of life. Start saving now, before you know it her will want her first car. I know!

  • 15 cat loverNo Gravatar // Jul 25, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your new daughter, she is gorgeous. Both of you have been blessed with the miracle of life. Start saving now, before you know it her will want her first car. I know!

  • 16 nogbadNo Gravatar // Jul 26, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and come back to this! Very many congrats and welcome to a very special club – “The Fathers of Daughters”. Right now you can’t understand what she’s saying, in a few years time you’ll be able to talk to each other and then you’ll have another period of not understanding anything about what she’s saying – that’s just the way it works. I’ll crack a bottle of something special tonight to welcome Shawnee to the world.

  • 17 Bree AhmedNo Gravatar // Jul 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Aught love !

  • 18 Mikiye CreationsNo Gravatar // Jul 26, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    …and my highest regards and admiration to Leandra! Phew! But you can see in her eyes how it was ALL WORTH IT!
    *cheeks hurting from smiling so hard*
    Much love to you all!!!!

  • 19 RoseNo Gravatar // Jul 26, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Congratulations to you both! She is adorable. Do you want the bad news on girls now or later? lol

  • 20 DebsNo Gravatar // Jul 27, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Oh God I’m in bits!!! She is beautiful. I am so pleased for the 3 of you. Here’s to the rest of your lives. Lots of love Debs & Bob XXXXXXXXXX

  • 21 IntrepidNo Gravatar // Jul 29, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    You’re right… My day was pretty simple. I was cruising and passed by Tamera’s and saw the news. Congratulations! She’s adorable. Best wishes to you and the Misses. Get some rest…. You’ll need it! Thanks for the cigar!

  • 22 Menopaausloldbag (MOB)No Gravatar // Aug 14, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Sy what a lucky guy you are and my God, you have two beautiful women in your life now. Mrs Sy looks just so incredibly at peace and happy holding Shawnee. You of course look and sound very much the proud father and husband. Your emotion shone through your post and comments. How wonderful that you embark on such a lovely new journey in your life and we get to share it with you. Sleep – a thing of the past and yoiu will covet every single shut-eye you get from now on. You will now enter the world where you and Mrs Sy will bribe, cajole, threaten and pay for any sleep you can blag off each other from now on in. Be nice to your parents, in-laws, friends, family, neighbours, strangers – anyone who will take your child and give you an hours sleep! Bless the lot of you, I am quite emotional about your new baby girl.

  • 23 Bree AhmedNo Gravatar // Aug 28, 2008 at 4:29 am

    Looky.. She’s a month and four days already !

  • 24 SyNo Gravatar // Aug 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    We had a birthday party for her 1 month birthday. She got a cake in the shape of a caterpillar…coz she wriggles around constantly!

Leave a Comment

This site is using OpenAvatar based on