Lions and tigers and babies, oh my!

I’m going to put 2 posts in, the first is to announce that on my lap sits a 2.5 month old baby. His name is Reed Reiley Wilkins, and he was born at home on 10/2/10 at 11:11 pm. His birth was fast and furious, and we called him Cannonball until we found a name that fit his grand entry to the world.

He had a posterior tongue tie and tight labial frenum, so we had both cut by laser at the dentist, it was a quick and mostly easy clip, and it took until he was 7 weeks old for him to be able to nurse without causing me pain. I now understand how easy it is for some mothers to stop breastfeeding when there are pain issues. We’re still working on nursing in bed, but he’s starting to get the hang of it, especially that last nursing in the morning around 6, where he’s rested and has energy. Nursing to bed while side lying is not something he can do yet. I hope in time he will get the hang of it so I can get more rest.

In other fun news, Ryan’s last day of work with MFC was on 10/4, our 7th anniversary. He’s in the process of creating his own company now. Fingers crossed he’s wildly successful and has too much work and has to turn people down.

I keep saying I’m going to try to post more, but then I get distracted. The kids are involved this year in a homeschool co-op where they have fine arts classes. Elliot and Reed and I are taking a music class that is very similar to Kindermusic. Lauren is taking a ballet/tap class and a modified Suzuki violin class. She seems to really enjoy the music.

We’re also running out of space. We either need to purge half of our lives or find a bigger place to live. I’d like to do both!

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