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Part One - Waiting for Rafferty (as opposed to Godot)   Download times...
Someone must have told Rafferty that it's polite to be ten minutes late, but he got confused and thought they meant days. Having said that, the weeks spent waiting for him to arrive were wonderful; the weather was beautiful and we had some great times with family and friends who came to visit. I had two weeks of paternity leave to take, and with the uncertainty about when Raffy would be born, Vanessa & I had a week of it together before the event.   Please note that in order to present large, high-quality pictures, this page may take almost a minute to download completely. The first few pictures will be visible quickly, but please have patience with the rest!

Dan & Vanessa on the 17th of June 2001
Dan & Vanessa on the 17th June, at a barbeque in Sutton. Nearly 40 weeks!
  The three pregnant girls...
Louise, Kate and Vanessa - all three pregnant to varying degrees.

Jo, Bethany and Pete Hughes...
Jo & Pete Hughes with their daughter Bethany - having just returned from three years in Washington DC.

Liz & Vanessa at sunset.
The 19th June 2001 - Rafferty's due date, but he wasn't having any of it. So we went out for a curry with Liz & Martyn instead.
  Vanessa at 40 weeks!
Vanessa on our doorstep at sunset.

Eddy Greene & Martyn Reeves chewing the fat...
"And I'm telling you... it was this big, really."  Eddy regales Martyn with tall stories from his recent holiday in Las Vegas.