Am I correct in presuming that the lion in your first dream was a male? The coincidence that you're sought out for play right before you're leaving your daughter at her new college suggests that you're about to come into an unexpected access to personal power that coincides with being freed from a good part of your mothering role (is your other daughter still living with you?).
In your next dream you're marrying --but the dream tries to make the groom to be the man you don't have access to anymore. At present you have the unusual opportunity to be creating your own masculine partner, so that you're in charge of all your own initiatives, as well as your creativity and spiritual development. For this your heart nominates the man you still love--but the dream does not actually bring him into the picture, just the written name of him. That suggests that your wishful image of your own independent wholeness still needs his name to fill out the picture of your ideal achievement-of-relationship within yourself.
The last dream of having a baby is the natural sequel to marrying your masculine half, that you would launch a new life into the world. That new life means that you can now begin to grow new dimensions or charactyeristics or activities for yourself.
The challenge of these dreams is to make full use of your new freedom to chart more of your own course in life, and to rejoice in your own lion-strength and love yourself as you once felt loved when you were in love--yet not be in a hurry to project your instinctual power (lion) and potential for self-love and relationship onto another man like the one who's no longer available.
Please feel free to discuss any aspects of your dreams you haven't mentioned--like what the scenes were with your new baby.
I started writing to you and then suddenly it was wiped out! Gotta write it again before I go cook for my disabled daughter.
It's always very helpful when you elaborate on a dream scene or elements, because the higher source that composes dreams NEVER throws in something that doesn't help to make the meaning more precise--even when it's precisely vague or general.
The marriage dream features you in a red wedding dress: for YOUR PASSION. but your dream ego (= that aspect of yourself as you perceive yourself that is PARTICULARLY important to be aware of in the "God's-eye view" of this dream) doesn't know whom your passion is directed towards. The closest you can estimate is the one guy whose name you use. So QUESTION: What is unique and uniquely satisfying about him (compared to all other men you've loved, including your father and exhusband) that you would particularly want to incorporate HIM with those qualities into your dual-self-union?
In fact your passion (red dress) is NOT directed towards a loverman, but is YOUR passionate energy that is suddenly freed up (by one less kid to use up your energy with mothering) now available to go after whatever creatrive, growth-generating direction in life YOU choose.
Now on to the baby: As your own new personality beginning to grow, there's a lot of chaos, and you don't know yet where you want to be (or which direction to go) or whether what you want to do will be more boyish or girlish--since you now have some capabilities identified with both sexes. And you have the newfound freedom (if you're not exclusively aiming for a man to hook into) to develop both kinds of qualities AND not focus new energies on being sexual (yet). (You might check back into the qualities and activities you most admire in your groom-namesake, since those will probably show up in the "genes" of your new babyself.) I hope you made a list of what's most unique and satisfying about that exBF and how your were with him. And I'd add that these aspects of "him" have more to do with what you SAW in him than what was really there. For every real person is a mishmash of lots of different ways of being, but what YOU MOST DREW INTO YOURSELF (by virtually = spiritually marrying him) are the aspects your saw in him that you are ready to incorporate into yourself.
Lastly I'd like to return to the lion who wants to be your pet: How does the lion-who-wants-to-be-your-pet feel to you? and what are its unique characteristics as a being? Does it also manifest some aspects that you have sometimes felt at some times in your life? And what do you make of the King of the Jungle seeking your companionship?
PS. Slight warning: You'll be very happy with your new lifeopportunities, but don't distract yourself too much with all the profusion of busyness you can try out. Perhaps it would be wise to start journaling each day, either as you settle down in the evening or before you launch out in the morning, or a little of both. Make some notes on the various things you've done, thought or felt each day, and rate them for how satisfying each one was now that you reflect on it. [This is a variation on an existential exercise, for "what lights your lights?" by listing every moment or activity or contemplation each day that stands out in retrospect "lit up." Then after a month or so you could reread them all and group them into categories-with one goal to find out what kinds of activities are most related to life satisfaction (or also life frustration or suffering) because those might be moves to reduce or avoid.) Thus you could make use of your dreams to begin finding out what moments are likely to ignite your "red dress wedding moments," ie where does your passion for new life & creative growth flare up?
PPS. One more thing about the Lion. The dream-drama shows your dream-ego (again an aspect of your self-as-you-know-her that you're invited to pay special attention to) trying to hide from the lion, even tho its (did it have a male mane, or not? or have a mane but not feel like a male-predator type?) playfulness did not lead to fear. You're using your family to hide from the playing-with-lion energy you would soon be setting free once you dropped your daughter off at college. So another gentle warning here: Don't keep using your family obligations (eg mothering) to avoid contact with your lion-play-energy!
You could even make a quick list of different things you could DO (eg creative, playful, lionlike, daring, fearlessly warmfuzzy&friendly) and then set out to DO one of them each week. Be forewarned here too: You could run into some very lifechanging moments this way!
(But then how often do you let yourself be completely free of good-family-shepherdess roles?)
PPPS. Women often dream about domestic cats as an image of themselves luxuriating in their own bodies & independent of human attachment, yet loving when they want to be. But how is a LION different from a domestic cat? Make that comparison (from your dream) on paper in words (and/or drawings), and reflect on how THAT LION could signal a sudden (hence somewhat scary) EXPANSION of your feminine self.