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 30, 2009

New chore charts

Maddie is such a mature girl for her age. She went to one of our friend's houses afterschool today to help with her kids. She brought these chore charts home and we put them together this evening. They all love them - and I like them, too (I don't have to print off a new one every week). Anything that keeps them motivated on their own and keeps me from repeating myself 15 times is good in my book (it's called "I did my chores" if you are wondering). We'll see how they work out over the next several days.

Carter wasn't feeling well this morning and was so convincing that I let him stay home. He was much better by afternoon. We have a rule here that if you are too sick to go to school, then you can't play games or get on the computer. He knows the rule. Late this morning he called me from the other room and said, "Mom, this guy had a program on TV and said if you're feeling really sick it will make you feel better if you play a game." I said, "Really?" a bit sarcastically. He tried to tell me he was serious. I just reminded him of our rule. He'll be back at school tomorrow.

Chloe is still playing with her babies. She'll usually tell me, "My baby in the hosapaytal, but she not die. She come home." Sometimes she says, "My baby have surgee." (surgery). She likes to dress them in Maverick's clothes and drag them with us wherever we go. I've asked her what she wants to be when she grows up and she says, "A momma." She's at such a sweet age.

Speaking of momma's, my mom is coming to visit this week. I'll be glad to see her. I guess this is enough for tonight. Love you all - jc


Anonymous said...

Juli, I want to know more about the charts! They look very neat. Is Maddie needs to make these and sell them! I want one. -Gordona

Anonymous said...

I loved the story about Carter and playing video games - sounds like something Ryan or Aaron would come up with! Glad he is feeling better. Enjoy the time with your mom! See you later! Love - Teresa

Sherry said...

I've found that the virtual version works for me. I use a site called Handipoints to do chore charts and it's really been fun so far!

Handipoints chore charts