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.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2 Weeks

I have been slow to update lately. I have found myself a little bit busy. Aria arrived 2 weeks ago and we already have lots of pictures. As promised I have posted a few here and will continue to post them as she grows. There is also one picture of Maya with her friend Addy at their recital. Unfortunately, we don't have any of Calla at the moment because we forgot our camera that night. I'll check with friends.

While I have been trying to take it easy Aria has been all over the place in her first two weeks of life. She of course, made it to the concert hall two nights in a row to watch her sisters dance. They both did a fantastic job and can't wait to start dancing again in the fall. She has also been to Grandma and Grumpa's, friends', gymnastics and the park. Tomorrow she will be attending her first birthday party! : )

The girls are absolutely infatuated with their new baby sister. In doing so they have not forgotten about Georgia at all. Maya looked around the dinner table the other day and asked, "Mommy? So...when is Georgia going to come down from Heaven to meet Aria?" That lead to a discussion about the idea that Georgia has probably already met Aria and can see her all of the time. Poor Maya also seems to think that Aria will be leaving us some time soon. She has asked me more than once when she will be going to Heaven. While I find her question kind of sad I am amazed at the compassion and attention that she continues to lavish on Aria even while believing that she is going to die before her first birthday. Maybe she'll grown up to be a nurse. Who knows!

On another note Aria's name is pronounced 'ar' like in the word 'car'. I only mention it because many people have been asking. Who does she look like? Well, she looks like them all. She even sounds like the other three. Her hair color is light brown like Georgia's and I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be able to tell them apart at this age. We have some pictures where they look almost identical especially from the profile. Straight on however, she looks a little bit more like Maya.

Somebody is getting hungry...

Love to you all,