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.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

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We had a pretty good day today. Greg and Carter did some running around. Maddie had a friend over and all us girls went to McDonald's. I won't do that again anytime soon - that place was dirty. Here's Chloe enjoying her ice cream.

I've been holding up pretty well today. I didn't post a pic of Mav, because I didn't want to start crying tonight. I still haven't been sleeping well, so this post will be short. I'm getting ready to crash. Greg says he has several videos of Mav on his phone. I'll post one tomorrow.

I'm toying with the idea of going back to school. I've been thinking about it for several years, but the timing just hasn't been right. I would like to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. I've been looking at online programs tonight. Maybe if I put it here in writing it will motivate me to get things moving.

Just want to say thanks for all the cards, thoughts, prayers and gifts. We are so blessed to have such amazing people helping us through this. It's so nice to hear from you all and hear how Mav has impacted your lives. Love you all, jc

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about me and Lori when you start to make plans for school!!! I think we will all need the support from each other.

Love ya,Miss ya,