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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Blahs!

Well, on Tuesday morning we woke up to temperatures in the -forties! This isn't really unusual for Winnipeg but it still sucks! Today we woke up to the same but yesterday I walked Calla to school in the morning because it was a balmy -36! LOL Calla is unaffected by the cold. In fact, she has a hard time understanding why she isn't allowed to play outside. Maya on the other hand, seems to be having a rough time. There has been lots of whining and crying on her part the last couple of weeks.

We had been considering a winter holiday and haven't ruled it out just yet but we aren't sure that this is the best year. Aria is now quite mobile and she isn't going to understand that she has to be still for a 5-6 hour flight. Also, she still isn't really sleeping very well and I don't want to make things worse. If the weather keeps up however, I'm not going to worry about it.

With the cold and Aria not sleeping I am still feeling quite tired. A wise person recently told me that it really is okay for me to feel tired and that I should just give myself some time. I am trying to do just that. I have actually upped my running but am giving myself permission to not get everything done every day. I mean really, as long as we're all fed, clothed and happy I think that we'll survive! : )

On a positive note Aria has started babbling. She is almost 8 months so it's rather late developmentally. I actually thought that she was just going to be one of those kids that didn't babble. I'm so glad that she is because I think that it's the cutest thing. I mean really, if you can't wake up to morning sunshine and the birds singing, a baby babbling is truly awesome!!

Love to you all,

Kristen

1 comment:

  1. So glad Aria has started to babble, I can imagine it is another truly joyful sound in your home! Jess was "late" with that stuff too, and talking for sure, maybe because she had a big sis to talk for her? When she did though, wow, it came out in sentences!

    I am glad you are giving yourself permission to not get everything done...the tiredness when you aren't sleeping is something only a parent really gets and add the winter cold and dark to the mix and there just is not enough energy to get it all done-not while also giving yourself time to enjoy your family!

    Hope Aria starts sleeping 10 hours, okay, even 6-8 straight would be nice I know, but may as well go big if we are sending out the positive vibes!! Love and Hugs, Em

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