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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Monkey Boy at the Zoo

It was nice to have a day with Carter at the zoo. It kept my mind occupied with the exception of the ride up there and back. It's hard to believe it's been two months. Here is Carter the Great in action. Climbing is one of his favorite things to do.
Here is Carter with his friend, Jack. They were climbing and having a great time and I heard another mom scold her child and tell them, "The sign says 'no climbing on the rocks'." I thought to myself - what is she talking about? Then, we walked out of the area and saw the sign... Oh well!

Here they are riding on the eagle. I didn't see a sign with this one.

Here he is petting an alligator. That was pretty cool. I learned something new at this program as well. Owls' eyes are fixed. They can't move them like we can. That's why they turn their heads like they do. I may have just made myself look really stupid for not knowing that, but I had never heard it before.

Here's one of Maddie with her chalk-self from this evening. It was a beautiful day today. After school, we went to a friends and Carter and Maddie swam for awhile. Then we went home and played outside some this evening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your trip to the zoo also looked like fun. Carter looked like he was having a great time. I didn't know owls eyes are fixed either,so I learned something today too! :)

Loved the self portrait...very talented that Maddie is.