Reed Brian Flaherty

Reed Brian Flaherty was born on July 7, 2010 at 9:33am. He weighed 3.535kg (about 7 pounds 13 ounces). It was a natural birth in every way. Becky and baby are absolutely fine. During Owen’s birth, Becky had a very rough time. This time, she emerged without any tearing at all.

Becky may want to share more about the birth later, but I want to thank our midwives, Tania and Leeann, of Far North Independent Midwives, for their incredible assistance with this birth.

Reed Brian Flaherty

19 Responses to “Reed Brian Flaherty”

  1. Frank says:


    I wrote to you a few months ago interested in getting out of the US and exploring the idea of NZ.

    I have a 3.5 year old and KNOW the US isn’t going to work out for us.

    You two (+ kids) are such an inspiration! You are on the “right” path!

    Kudos and warm vibes your way!

  2. Paul says:


  3. ms lottie says:

    Oh, he’s lovely! Congratulations to you all. You must all be relieved it went so well this time.

  4. ubz says:

    Blessings to your lil fam!

  5. Sonya says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the world baby Reed.

  6. Bridget says:

    Wishing you much joy

  7. KL says:

    Congratulations! Best to you and your family!

  8. Brian Bowman says:

    Man and Nature will bring back the hour
    Of splendor from the grass and glory of the bower,
    That new our farms will cultivate;
    We will not grieve but rather find
    New wealth, new health, new paradigms;
    The time is ripe and not too late
    For splendid herds and splendid yields
    And splendid children born of splendid fields.

  9. Kari O'Brien says:

    What a joy! Congratulations!!

    Wishing you all the best.

  10. SB says:

    Reed, you hit the interstellar jackpot.

    Congratulations to you and your family. I hope you’ve stockpiled some sleep!

  11. freeacre says:

    He’s just perfectly beautiful! Good job, Becky! So glad everything went so well. Now Owen has a baby brother to grow up with. Such a relief to have good news for once. All the very best to you.

  12. JK says:

    Congrats, Kev and Becky and family!

  13. Dan Grennan says:

    Yo Kev congrats to you and Becky sorry I didn’t get to see you when I was in Auz take care and pass on my regards to Beccy and Regards from a sweltering Switzerland

  14. Bookman says:

    Congratulations! He looks just like his big bro. I’ll be keeping this one from the gf if you don’t mind. Enough babies being made around here already! Wishing you the best!

  15. Ed says:

    Lovely… absolutely wonderful. Congrats. Much happiness and success to all. I am a long time reader of the other place; gonna have to bookmark this one too. Also, I promised myself I would send a donation when this day arrived… It’s a boy, Mrs. Flaherty, a son….

  16. Gareth says:

    Congrats… one day our child will learn of your great work and be proud… Keep it up, Mainstream will not! CONGRATS!!

  17. Megan says:

    Great work guys
    Lots of love from us at the four winds
    Megan, Dave, Ara and Hamish

  18. RM says:

    Congratulations to you all!

  19. JT says:

    Congratulations 🙂 having 2 is so much fun – our second son arrived in February and its so awesome watching our boys together!!