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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Change in focus

Today was a quiet day and I was in a pretty somber mood. Chloe and I stayed home together and I didn't change out of my pjs until 11:00. I printed her off some coloring sheets and let her color, paint, cut and paste. She had a great time. I always meant to be a mom who did things like that with her kids, but life seemed to get in the way most of the time. Not anymore. You really can't go through something like this without it completely changing your life and your priorities.

I remember shortly before Christmas Greg and I were picking out wrapping paper. I have always been a person who picks the stuffier wrapping paper that will match the decor. It was always my choice and what I wanted. This was the first year I actually picked out the obnoxious wrapping paper, knowing that the kids would love it. Just a change in focus.

Maddie and Carter are back at school and doing well. Greg is back at work - his back is either getting a little better, or he's just tolerating the pain. I am just taking things day by day. Some days the tears are more plentiful than others. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better than today. Love you all - jc


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. Our kids are with us a moment, I have learned from your precious boys life to take each one and savor it. On Mav'ms slideshow the song I Love You I Love You, who sings that and what is the title? It is so precious! We are praying for you. Joshua 1:9
Rachel Schooler

Watts Family said...

We will continue to pray for you and your family here in Texas.

Many Blessings,