Corey Wharton and girlfriend Taylor Selfridge welcomed their second daughter Maya Grace Wharton on June 1st at 10:39pm. The baby girl weighed in at 8lbs and 4oz.
The couple shared a photo from the hospital while Taylor was in labor but the MTV stars fans became worried when the couple didn’t share another post for several days.
Friday, June 10th Taylor and Cory have an update on their newborn daughter, revealing that she has been in the NICU for the past 10 days due to a rare form of congenital heart disease called Tricuspid Atresia.
Taylor shared the following post explaining what baby Maya has been going through. “My little love, you are so beautiful. Mommy loves you so so much. You are so incredibly strong and such a brave little girl. Mommy & daddy are so so proud of you and how far you have come in just a week ad) Maya was diagnosed with a rare form of congenital heart disease called tricuspid atresia when I was around 22 weeks pregnant. We found out she would need 3 open heart surgeries, one being the first week of her life. Our lives turned upside down in a matter of seconds. Maya came into this world doing so much better than expected and with amazing cardiologists we were able to get a stent put in place instead of the first open heart surgery. Maya had her first procedure at 6 days old. The last picture was her procedure day, we felt so happy hearing she was done and out of surgery but when we came in to see our baby it was very overwhelming…. I have felt very helpless in caring for my own child, my arms are aching to hold her, ache to feed her, ache to wake up to her. My first time really holding her was at 5 days old. The last 9 days have been a complete rollercoaster for us and the most challenging week I’ve had as a mother thus far. This is something I’ve wanted to share with everyone because I found myself looking for other heart mamas out there that know the pain I’m feeling and I’ve found help through some other moms. I’m still new to this but any mothers out there that need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate because I need you as well. But I feel so blessed to be able to bring my baby home this weekend. God is good. We have still a long road ahead but I will always be by your side, no matter how hard it gets. Now let’s go home baby girl.”
Cory made his own post to Instagram as well. “Maya Grace Wharton, Don’t really know how to start this off there’s sooo much I wanna say,so much I’ve felt over the past week. As a parent you’re scared, worried, nervous, angry, sad, mad & you don’t understand why this is happening to your baby. First off I wanna say God is good and thank you to EVERYONE for your prayers throughout this pregnancy & birth! Maya was been diagnosed with Tricuspid Atresia. Tricuspid atresia is a form congenital heart disease. It happens when the hearts tricuspid valve does not develop. This valve plays a part in the heart’s essential function which is to pump blood between the lungs and body. Maya had her first successful surgery on Tuesday and now she’s in the recovery process She is doing very well, We can’t wait to bring her home & show her the love that she needs. With her condition it requires another two open heart surgeries one being at 4-6 months old and the next not being till she’s 3 or 4 years old. Right now we are all trying to stay positive & having that successful surgery on Tuesday is something to celebrate. That’s one down, we have two left. This is Maya’s journey and I debated for a long time on how I was gonna share this news or if I wanted to share this news. I think what made me wanna share her journey is all the positive stories we heard on YouTube & the Internet. If we share her story and can touch the next family that’s going through this, then that’s what we want to do. My juicy girl a daddy loves you so much, you are so strong, everyday visiting you in Nicu isn’t easy but if that’s what it takes then we are gonna do that. We are always right by your side. I’m so proud of you for going thru all this. You have a story, and we can’t wait to watch your personality blossom, and I can’t wait for you to meet your sisters they have SO000 MUCH love for you and they both are going to be incredible big sisters to you. We all LOVE YOU SO MUCHHH!!! We can’t wait to have you home, So you just keep recovering and before you know it you’ll be home with us.”
The two also shared plenty of photos of the newborn and seem to be in good spirits despite the fact that Maya will need two more heart surgeries.