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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cleaning Closets, Stunt Devils, and Chloe's Sleepover

We've been cleaning. I've gone through two closets today and have added a lot of stuff to our garage sale pile - umm, mound would be more appropriate. We're planning on having one in the next few weeks or so. I've only had one other in my life, and that was before kids. I always get stressed out going through that much stuff and trying to organize and price it. I usually end up sending it to Prevent Blindness or the Goodwill. I'm in the mood to do it this time, though. I want to simplify things before school starts. We have waaaay too much stuff.

Maddie left today for Princess Day with the middle school girls from our church. They're at Lake Eufaula having a great time. It's nice to see her having fun again. They'll be back tomorrow evening around 6:00. Carter has his friend, Kirk, over. His mom, my friend Dianna, went with the girls.

Those boys crack me up. They've dubbed themselves the Stunt Devils. They've been playing on a scooter and skateboard outside on and off all day. Carter has a small ramp, but to hear them talk about their tricks... "I did a flip in the air," and "I jumped high, then rolled and heard my elbow go 'crack'." They both add to each other's stories. We're going to the skate park tomorrow. They say they're going on the big ramp, but we'll see how brave they are when they're staring down the slope.

Chloe was invited to her first sleepover last night with her friend Dassie. Before we left the house she asked me, "When it's time for bed can you come and cratch my back?" Isn't that sweet? I had to break it to her that I couldn't come over to 'cratch' her back before bed. I dropped her off and as soon as she got out of the car she said, "Bye, mom." She's stayed with the Mays before, but never without Maddie or Carter. I got the call about 1:30am. Poor Dovie and Rodney (Ron-dee as Chloe calls him). This is my public apology, sorry, I owe you guys. She had a lot of fun while she was there, though.

I got a call from West Memorials and received an email with some more pics of headstones they've done. They're beautiful. I'm going to check one other place and then we'll decide who to go with. We're ready to get started on Mav's gravemarker. I think we want several pictures on it. The polished granite with etched pictures looks really nice.

Well, enough for now. Love you all, jc

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love hearing your stories about the kiddos. I can relate to the stories about Carter and his stunts - sounds so much like Ryan. Poor Chloe - what a cute story! I'm just glad she made it to 1:30 in the morning...she will have to try again to "sleep over." Glad Maddie got away for a while...I know that did her a world of good. When you get done cleaning your closets, I have a few you can clean! Love ya, Teresa