Monday, February 25, 2008


Here are some pictures of Reese with the Family! This is GranNanny....(Lauren's grandmother) with Reese. (more pictures to come once I find them on the computer)

3 Months Old!

On February the 25th Reese turned "3 Months" old!!! She is getting to be a BIG girl!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCrary Hudgens - she's my cousin!

Jane McCrary Hudgens was born 2/18/08! I am almost 3 months older and she still weighs more than me! Oh well, I tried to gain weight as fast as I could! I am looking forward to all the fun times with McCrary, Copeland and Jay!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi everyone! I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!
Once I learn how to smile, I will start smiling in my pictures!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Ultimate Babysitter

My youngest sister, Allison, loves to be around her nieces and nephew. She likes to play with them, but when it comes to getting dirty, she doesn't really enjoy that part. Today Allison kept Reese while I coached. I took Reese over to Aunt Allison's house and I explained where everything was in the diaper bag, what time she would need to eat, and some other bits of information that might be helpful. WELL, during practice my phone rang! Allison was on the other line and the first words out of her mouth were,
"She's sick. Her stomach is upset!"
"No, Allison, that's what babies poop looks like".
"No, Lauren, she is really sick. She has been pooping since 4pm".
"Allison, just change her and she'll be fine."
"I'm scared she is going to poop on me and there is only one wipe!"
"She won't poop on you and there are more wipes in the diaper bag."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, Allison."

Well, when I drove up Allison and Reese were on the front porch swinging ~ happy as ever! I guess she wasn't really sick and didn't poop on Allison since I didn't get a call back and Allison was still holding her!
I 'm sure over the next few months there will be many more moments like this one!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy and Nanny

"Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy. Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!" These words are to a song that Mr. Hudgens sings often to the grandchildren. So when Copeland (the first grandchild) referred to Mr. Hudgens as "Happy" it stuck! This picture is of The Hudgens with Reese over Chirstmas! (sorry it's so late)

Friday, February 8, 2008

How blessed we are..............

On our computer at home we have a picture of Reese from when she was in the NICU. It was the first few days of her life and now we are reminded of it on the screen saver. As I look at that picture of her connected to the IV, heart monitor, pulse ox machine, and tube in her nose (and her "goggles" on), I am reminded how blessed we are! She now weighs 6 lbs 14 oz at 10 weeks old ~ a huge difference from the 3 lbs 1 oz at her birth! For her to have done so well is just a blessing from the Lord. I look at her daily and it makes my heart so happy to have her here with us! At the same time, my heart breaks for a couple we know who just lost their baby after only a week! Our prayer is for them to be comforted and showered with love and support over the next few months and to know the comfort that only Jesus can provide. Only He can give them what they need. Please pray for His grace in their lives. It's a true miracle to have a healthy baby and I just praise the Lord for ours! Our little Reese is such a miracle! Praise the Lord for His goodness. May you all know His love and grace and experience Him in His fullness.

Happy 2 months!

On January 25th Reese turned 2 months old! At 2 months she weighed 6ibs 8oz~!! Here is the picture of her with the panada!