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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

3 months

Well, somehow it's been 3 months since Aria joined us. In those three months she has kept us quite busy and has brought immeasurable joy to our family. I call her my little firecracker as she has quite the personality! She has no trouble letting us know when she needs something and will holler until that need is met. The other day I took a little longer that she would have liked to start feeding her and she let me know. She was yelling at the top of her lungs until she took a few contented sips, even sighed. She then opened her mouth to yell at me one more time, essentially telling me off, before resuming eating contently. : ) If she doesn't want to be put down in her car seat she has already figured out how to plant her feet and arch her back. I think that we are going to be in real trouble when she is a toddler!

Aria also loves to cuddle and she absolutely adores her big sisters. She sleeps most of the night normally getting up once to feed and is packing on the pounds. I'm not sure how much she weighs right now but I'm sure that it has to be at least 14 pounds. She has taken on that rounded baby look that all of my babies have had. Aria enjoys being outside and showing us daily how strong she is becoming. In the picture below she is sitting up on the couch.

Lying down with Calla.

Cuddling with Maya.

Bath time is hilarious around here. Aria loves to kick her legs but also leaves her arms relaxed at her sides. She resembles a true Irish dancer when she gets going! : )

Fast asleep at the local wading pool. I love how portable she is. It has allowed the girls and I to really enjoy being outside this summer!

Thanks to all of you that have picked up ribbons. I was so happy to come back after a couple days away to find my mailbox with only one ribbon. I have filled it up again. Please help yourself and remember to tell others about SMA.
Love to you all,


  1. Oh My Guys! She is so beautiful! Lots of love to you all!


  2. She is beyond gorgeous!! You guys make beautiful babies!

  3. Beautiful!

  4. what an absolute cutie pie! :)
    be well...
    Lisa :)