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, April 18, 2009

Girls day

Maddie and I had our "girls day" today. She had some birthday money that was burning a hole in her pocket, so we went to Penn Square Mall and then had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Then, we went to Quail Springs Mall for a little more shopping. She got several cute outfits.

Chloe and Carter went to their grandma and grandpa's house, and they're staying the night there tonight. Carter went fishing and said they caught 60 fish. I didn't hear the true count from grandma, though.

Greg has had a couple of rough days. He's had some dreams about Mav. We were talking about the little guy this morning. Losing him is something that will be with us for the rest of our lives. I know on every holiday,birthday, or special occasion we'll think about him. We'll wonder what things would've been like if he was with us - if things were different. We still don't understand why he had to go through so much. It's still very difficult at times.

One thing I've been thinking about a lot today is how I should enjoy every moment. I think about the time I've spent stressing out over little things - even big things. Did the time and energy I spent stressing change the situation? No, but it probably impacted my health in a negative way. It's just not worth getting upset over. So, that's my goal for this next week - no stress. We'll see how that goes... Love you all, jc


Bill and Mary said...

The picture of you and Maddie is just so sweet. I am glad you had fun on her special outing!

I also love the picture of Chloe snuggling with your dog! Rescue dogs are the best! :)

Anonymous said...

Some of your "ah ha" moments make me think! Thanks for all of your sharing. You have some beautiful kids!
Vanessa Blutrich<3

Lindsay said...

This is a great picture of you and Maddie! It looks like y'all had a fun day!