Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aria's arrival

(posted by Mike)
Aria Evangeline Rose Lucas has arrived!

She was born at 11:51pm last night (May 22, at least in Winnipeg time!). She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches. She is cute as a button!

Baby and mom are both doing great -- although Kristen is a little tired of course.

Once, not long after Calla was born, I was visiting my sister Peggy in Vancouver. A friend of hers asked me out of the blue, "What's it like to have a baby?" I thought for a moment, then said, "Well, you're in a room with a bunch of people, and suddenly there's a new person in the room, and she's yours, and she didn't come in through the door." I've never felt that more strongly than last night: the utter miracle that is new life, so much the opposite of (and yet so intertwined with) everything we experienced last April.


  1. Congratulations!!! She's beautiful... as is her big sis :)


  2. Congratulations Mike & Kristen. Another great project brought to complete. Great pictures of all your girls.

  3. Huge, huge, huge congratulations!!! We are so happy to meet Miss Aria! She is beautiful and can't wait to get to know her through your wonderful posts. Welcome to the world little one! You are so loved already!!!

  4. How wonderful! Welcome Aria! Congratulations to all of you, she's absolutely beautiful :) Looking forward to meeting her and take good care!

    Tanya, Kerry, Jacob & Sarah

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!!

  6. Definitely cute as a button! Congrats to all of you! Can't wait to meet Aria in person. Love to all.

  7. She's beautiful! Congratulations you guys!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS! We are so excited for the arrival of your newest little girl!! She is just precious and the girls look so proud-especially the pic with Calla and Aria! Tori will be so excited to find out Aria and her share a birthday, what a special day it is! I hope you, Kristen, are feeling well and getting as much rest as you can with a new baby and two little ones running around! We will call you in a few days to check in, love you guys, Em

  9. Congratulations! Wer`e so happy that Aria has now joined the Lucas household. Welcome baby Aria. The pics. you posted are lovely, From the looks of things she`s going to have lots of attention from her sisters.
    Kristen and Mike you have come along way, the road ahead will have it`s moments but with your beautiful family around you it`ll be a fun filled adventure.

    Love to you all.

    Carol and Colin. xxxxxx

    Carol and Colin. xxxxx

  10. She's beautiful! Many congratulations to you all as you bring home your new little bundle of joy. I love the photos with Aria and her sisters :)

  11. Congratulations my friends. We are very happy for you!!! She's beautiful!!! The Blue Family

  12. Congratulations!!! Welcome sweet baby Aria!

    She even had good timing for this coming week :)

  13. So Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you this week!!

    Candace P.

  14. Congratulation!!!! wonderful Pictures!!! looking forward to meeting little Miss Aria (still love the name) Lots of Love and Hugs coming your way!

    Mark, Vanessa, Maryssa and Morgan

  15. How wonderful! Blessings to you all :o)

  16. Wow, she's beautiful! Congratulations to all of you. We look forward to meeting her.

  17. Congratulations to all of you! Aria is absolutely adorable! We're looking forward to meeting your new bundle of joy. Take care of yourselves.

    Ivone, Mark, Katrina & Bella

  18. Congratulations Mike ! Aria is beautiful ....and also your elder daughter :)Wishing you happiness and all the best things throughout .....take care

  19. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family.
    I don't know you, but your strength has been so inspiring...and I have continued to follow your story and feel I have learned alot from you all!
    Thank you for sharing the Joyous News and continued Help and Happiness to you all!