This is when we went to visit Ray in the hospital. You can't even see my belly in this pic, but to me, I look so prego! I can just see it in my ribs. Other things of note in this picture -- Trevor's jeans! I'm pretty sure his only pair at the time. They were replaced upon leaving the hospital. Also, my adorable nephew Jacob. I loved getting to spend time with the kids this trip.
Trevor's cousin LaDona was also pregnant at this time. I remember it was hard not be truthful about how easy my pregnancy was when she was around, because, if I recall correctly, her pregnancies are NOT easy. I never wanted to come off the wrong way or make her jealous about how great I was feeling!
Emily wanted to help me in the kitchen. Showin' off that pregnant belly! I think that week I kinda popped while we were there! You can definitely see my bump!
I worked with my sisters-in-law to make the collage of pictures highlighting different parts of Grandpa Ray's life.
Spent a lot of my time playing with the kids. I remember Jacob didn't want to play where everyone else was playing so he and I played together in the mulch for a while.
I remember Jim was astounded that I was pregnant and dancing around the kitchen! Not a big deal to me and not the last time during my pregnancy! I even had a little mini-me join in on the show!
This was a special weekend, drawing near to family. None of us regret the effort we made to all be in Seattle at the drop of a hat to say goodbye to Grandpa Ray.