Baby Maverick

This blog was created to keep family and friends updated on what's going on with the pregnancy, birth, and surgical plan for Maverick. We'll also be able to keep everyone updated during his surgery and recovery and hopefully be able to show you some cute pictures of him, Maddie, Carter and Chloe along the way.

This was the original intent; however, when we started this blog we had no idea the twists and turns our lives would take. Our sweet baby Maverick was born September 12, 2008 with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ASD, and VSD. We expected to have a baby boy to bring home three to four weeks after his surgery. He had numerous complications after his arterial switch and fought through many that would have taken the life from an adult. He passed away February 24, 2009 - without ever coming home.

This blog is now a place I share my feelings, work through the grief, remember Maverick, and try to make sense out of our life without him. I hope in doing so I am giving a name and a face to babies everywhere born with congenital heart defects.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

How did that happen?

Speaking of laughing, Carter came to me this evening saying, "Mom, I got gum on my eye." I look up and he has gum caked on his eyelashes on his left eye. I said, "How did that happen?" First he said, "It fell out of my mouth and landed on my eye." HMMM, I thought. Then he said, "It fell out of my mouth and landed on the floor and my eye landed on the gum." If anyone else has this dillema, peanut butter will loosen up the gum and allow you to remove it from the eyelashes.


Anonymous said...

What a funny story! It is good to have laughs... it keeps us sane during the rough times. I also love your new ABC song... maybe the IBC praise team could help you cut a demo on that. We continue to pray for you guys and you are so right... we expect our babies to be healthy and then we compain about the little things. I am guilty of that and Maverick has certainly helped me keep my perspective. We love him so much already and continue to agree with you in prayer that God will heal his little body. Please let me know if you need me to hang out with him some or if I can help out at all. Hugs to you all. -Gordona (405.323.0177)

Anonymous said...

Such a funny and cute story about Carter although he probably did not think so. My youngest son, Dillon, when he was about 4 was in back seat of car in car seat. He was notorious for unbuckling his seat belt. He started yelling "Call Emergency call emergency mama"! I looked in rear view mirror and saw his butt up in the air so pulled car over and turns out he had undone his seat belt. His hair was stuck in seat belt buckle. I still kid him about it and he is 16!

So glad Mav is doing better on many levels...he's such a strong boy.

Continuing to keep all in prayer.