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.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The weekend

Chloe yesterday... Maddie and I were cleaning out one of the vehicles. Carter was at a friend's house. Chloe, well.... she was making mudpies or something. I was cleaning the floor mats and she came up to me looking like this. She was the next on the list of things to be cleaned.

Today Greg and the kids went to his parents' house. I went to bricktown to meet some friends from work - kind of. Everyone there has worked at Mediflight at one time or another, but not all are still working there. One of the previously employed moved to Florida and was back in OKC for a few days. She was our reason for getting together. I'm guessing there were around 20 people there. It was fun seeing everyone and getting caught up on things. Once again, I will say I have some amazing friends. Several people asked me what I've been doing. My answer - mind numbing busy-work - and the kiddos keep me busy, too. There are several projects around the house that need attention. You know the ones you usually don't finish until you're having company or getting ready to sell your house. Just those kinds of things. I think this will be the week I start on Mav's stuff. There are baby clothes in the closet that need to be put up, and the crib needs to be taken down.

Greg and I were talking about the little guy tonight. It's crazy how your life can be completely changed in such a short amount of time. This time last year we just knew we were expecting a baby boy. Expecting a healthy baby boy. The timing wasn't the greatest, but we were looking forward to having another son. Greg was getting ready to have his back surgery. I was working full-time.

Our 15 year anniversary is this May. We weren't planning on going anywhere, knowing that we would have a fairly new little one to take care of. Now we're thinking we need to get away - even if it's just for the weekend. I know we're not the only ones that have to deal with life-altering changes. We have friends going through serious illnesses, divorce, and other problems. What is the deal?? It seems like the older we get, the more problems everyone has. Or maybe it's just that since we've had problems this year we're more aware of everyone else's. I'm not sure which it is. Hope your problems are few. Love you all, jc

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That Chloe...what a cutie. I just want to pick her up and hug her...mud and all! :)

How about a trip to Southern MD? We have lots of room, you all could have your own space, bathroom, etc. We are on the water and it's very peaceful and beautiful this time of year. We will be away for a few days in May. You can have the house to yourself! I know, it's kinda far away, but you are very welcome here whether we are here or not.

We are an hour away from DC which has all kinds of stuff to do. We are about 1.5 hours from Baltimore as well.

Let me know if you are interested!