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, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg!

Today my sweet husband turned 39. Greg is a Texas fan, thus the cake. His birthday wasn't the greatest as he's been having some problems with his blood pressure and had a nuclear stress test today. We haven't heard anything about the results, yet. Hopefully all will be well. We need things to get better this year.
Last we heard, our cousin is doing well. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for her and her family.
As you can see from the pics below, we went to the YMCA today. We have a very nice one here. There is an indoor pool/slide/lazy river/kids area. It's the first time we've been this year. I'm sure we'll be there a lot this summer - it's a good place to be in the water and away from the intense heat that comes with these Oklahoma summers.
I talked to a friend today that I don't see frequently. She asked how we were doing. You know, some days are better - some days aren't. I think it's getting easier to deal with everything, but I still wish everything could have been different. I think I'll be wishing that for the rest of my life.
There's not really much else to write about today and no big plans for the weekend. I've been enjoying sleeping in later this week - I think the kids have enjoyed it, too. Poor little Chloe ended up having strep throat, but as you can see she's feeling fine now. The antibiotics kicked in and she's back to feisty self. Hope you all have a great weekend. Love you all, jc


Bill and Mary said...

Happy Belated Birthday Greg! Hook 'em horns!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Greg! My husband, Tom is a UT Graduate...I'm a sooner fan so our house is interesting in the fall. Plus to make it more interesting, is my son attends OSU. :)

Looks like all had great fun at the Y. Wish we had one where we live. Glad to hear your cousin and Chloe are better.

Thinking of you all.



Anonymous said...

I never can remember Greg's birthday! Tell him we all said happy birthday...can't believe he is already 39! And happy belated anniversary...doesn't seem like it has been 15 years! We finally have our computer back up and running. Ryan is grounded from the computer! Enjoy reading about the kids and need to make a trip to Shawnee. Hope to see you soon! Lots of love - Teresa