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

I really don't even know what to write today. Things are going okay, but not the greatest. Mentions of Mav make me tear up. I've tried to stay busy to keep my mind occupied - I've been working on framing some pics of the kids. Chloe had her first dentist appointment today and she had no cavities. That's good news. I haven't really felt like company or talking much. I'm planning on posting more stories about what I've learned from Mav, but I can't look back through my journal today. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Love you all - jc


SarahO said...

Sorry you are having a rough time. I keep hoping that I will read this and you will be 'ok'...whatever that means. I know it is way too soon for you to be in that place, if ever. My heart aches for you everyday. I let Cadence watch the video and she loves it. In fact she would like to watch it every day but I just cry everytime I see it. She tells me often that she misses Baby Averick...she doesn't say the "M". Funny how those that never met him loves him. Hope your days are better.

Love You Girl!

Watts Family said...

Im sure the road ahead is not going to be easy for you or your husband. I will continue to pray for y'all!

Many Blessings,


PS. Chloe is adorable!!