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 16, 2009

The kids are back

Whew! I'm glad the kids are back. They had fun with their grandma and grandpa, but the house was quiet last night. When it's quiet, I get sad and miss our baby even more. The busier I am, the easier time goes by. Greg and I were both happy to have them back this evening.

They came back around 11:00 and Greg's mom, Marilyn, and the kids and I went to eat lunch at McAlister's Deli. We then went to JCPenney and shopped around a little. Not too much excitement, but we had a good time.

The big excitement for the day was Maddie getting her braces removed. She was sooo nervous. It didn't help any that Carter was sitting in the room telling her he hoped they didn't pull out her front teeth while they were trying to take her braces off. He just kept taunting her the entire time. She goes back on Monday to get her retainers placed. The pics are below. Love you all, jc

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