Monday, May 10, 2010

He is here!

I have not been a very good blogger. These past few days I have thought about blogging, but honestly I have been too exhausted. Not that tonight is any different from the past few weeks, but I figured if I didn't blog then I would be way behind. So here is the latest news from the Hickok family.

Eli Benjamin arrived safely on Wednesday, April 21st. I had a repeat c-section and everything went very well. I must admit that seeing Eli for the first time kinda shocked me. When I got the first glimpse of him I thought, "Holy cow, my baby is tiny!" However, he weighed in at 8 pounds and 6 ounces and he was 20 inches long. Not so tiny! He came into this world using his lungs. Hearing him in the operating room made me wonder if he was going to be a cryer, however he has proven me wrong-so far anyways. He is a sweetie! He loves to cuddle and he kinda melts into your arms when you hold him. He resembles Noah, however he doesn't have as much hair as Noah had and his hair is fairly light. He is absolutely precious. When I hold him I am reminded why this age is so awesome. I love cuddling with him.

So the past three weeks have been busy ones. I am really tired. I forgot how tired you are after having a baby. It has been kinda hard getting used to getting up in the night. I am so waiting for the night that he decides to stretch himself to the morning. I know, he is only three weeks old and that will come in time but I really miss sleeping. I was thinking to myself that it has been a really long time since I have had a night of uninterrupted sleep. When you are pregnant you are up during the night using the bathroom and now I am up feeding Mr. Eli. I try to sleep during the day but I often find myself doing other things like laundry or cleaning.

Noah is adjusting to the new member in our family. Noah has pulled and yanked on Eli but it doesn't seem to bother Eli. The first week was really rough but everyday it gets better. I know that eventually Noah will love having Eli to play with.

John is busy building an addition. Noah will be getting a new room and we will also be getting a new living room. I am excited about this and can't wait until it is complete.

We have taken lots of pictures and will be posting them very soon. But for now I think I may take a little nap before Mr. Eli decides he wants to eat.