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, April 1, 2009

Chloe with her coffee milk at our favorite lunch spot yesterday. We had lunch with some friends.

Today my mom and my uncle came out to visit. They were worried about me; we talked for awhile and I think I convinced them that all things considering, I'm doing okay. Really, it's only been just over a month. I'm getting out of bed in the morning and getting around, taking care of the kids and the house, getting out and seeing friends and laughing a little. Am I still sad? Of course, and I imagine I will be for quite a while. But from everything I've read - you know I have to research everything - I seem to be pretty normal. Please don't be worried, I will get through this. We will get through this. Mav was just so much the focus of our lives for over five months, and this isn't how we wanted things to end. He is dearly missed.

The kids are doing well. I received a call from Carter today while he was at school. Here is the dialog:

Carter: "Mom, can I come home and take a shower?"

Me: "Why?"

Carter: "We had pancakes today for lunch and I got syrup on my clothes."

Me: "Do you just need new clothes?"

Carter: "Umm, yeah."

Me: "Okay, let me talk to whomever is in the office."

Carter: "Okay."

Me: "Does he really need new clothes or did he just get a little syrup on him?"

Ms. S.: "Let me look... Come here,honey. Ohh, how'd you do that? (Carter talking) Yes, he's pretty sticky. His pants are stuck to his legs; he probably needs some new

I got the clothes and took them to the school. He had syrup all over his pants legs and his shirt. Ms. S told me Carter's explanation was, "I got too much syrup." I thought that was a pretty amusing story. Love you all, jc


Anonymous said...

Ha! That is so funny about Carter. He has got to be related to Michael Cain somehow! LOL!

Anonymous said...

That is such a great pic of Chloe!! She's so adorable. You are doing such a great job. I love when I get to visit with you. Love ya, Amy

Anonymous said...

Hi Juli,

Chloe looks so cute with her milk coffee. It looks just like my coffee every morning. My son, Dillon, used to say, "Would you like some coffee with that cream Mom." :)

That Carter is a cute.

We all know there will be good days and bad days Juli but I know you all will make it through this. It's okay for your Mom (and all of us that are Moms) to worry about our matter how old they are.

You're doing a great job. Thanks for sharing your children with us.



Watts Family said...

We have pancake lunch at our school every so often....there are many sticky kids running around afterwards! That is a funny story! We are all still praying for you.

Many Blessings,