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.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here's Chloe, proud of herself at the dentist. She kept saying, "I did good!" and giving me thumbs up.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cutie that Chloe is! Her smile just lights up her whole face.

Don't feel badly about not talking or blogging much. We all understand you need time to heal.

Love,

Sherry

Kim said...

Juli-
Miss Priss looks like a little princess up in that dentist chair!
I enjoyed my afternoon with her so much. I wish I could come get her for the park and some ice cream today. Know that I love you my sweet friend and sister in Jesus. I think about you so much throughout the day. I cannot tell you how often Godspeed Little Man plays through my head. When you mentioned that on your blog, I smiled. I was driving the kids to school last Friday, Wil had had a rough week. The song hit me hard. I teared up and asked God if would mind letting Mav be Wil's guardian angel. (I just feel like he needs a little extra watching over these days.) I felt such a peace.I pray that same peace for you today. And God's unfailing mercy.
I love you-
Kim

Anonymous said...

Just checking in on you and the fam. I'd like to do something with you soon even if it is walking with chloe. It'd do me good and maybe you too. Lu

Anonymous said...

She is just amazing! You mentioned earlier that she was good therapy and I can see why. I can just imagine her making you smile and laugh again. It makes me laugh just imagining her giving you the thumbs up! I can't begin to understand what a challenge each day must be for you but what a blessing to have a "chloe, maddie and carter" to bring some sunshine into those dark moments. We love you.
-gordona