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 3, 2009

The past couple of days

Yesterday Chloe and I hung out together while Maddie and Carter were at school. The last day of school for the week - teachers' meetings today. It won't be much longer and they'll be out of school for the summer. They are getting so big. It's amazing how fast time goes by.

Yesterday afternoon my mom and Brown came here and spent the night. Mom, Maddie, Chloe and I went to Midwest City to do some shopping for Maddie's birthday. They won't get to see her again before then, so she picked out her birthday present a little early. Clothes and the New Moon book. She was a happy girl.

Today, Carter went to a friend's house. The girls and I stayed here and cleaned - ok, so Maddie and I cleaned. Chloe, not so much. The pantry is sparkling - and the food that expired in 2005 is now in the trash, seriously. I was called, "da meanes momma evah" (translation for those of you who don't speak three-year-old: the meanest momma ever) today by that sweet little cherub. She's been full of all kinds of craziness the past few days. She told Brown she wants a ring in her bellybutton like the one she saw on a commercial. She keeps us busy and laughing.

We went out to eat with Greg's family this evening for his sister's birthday. Don't worry, Jan, I won't tell your age!

So, we're doing okay. There are still sad moments every day, but I think that's to be expected. I'm just trying to stay busy while working into this new normalcy without Mav. Love you all, jc

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry Chloe is picking up on "The meanest mom ever" so early. One of my other girlfriends and I were comparing 7 and 8 year old stories. I guess every mom is the meanest mom ever at some point. =(