Journey to Parenthood

I want to be purposeful about journaling during this time in our lives as we watch our miracle micro preemie, Asher, continue to grow and thrive. I began this blog during my month of bed rest at the hospital while I was pregnant with Asher and his brother Titus. We continue to hope and trust the Lord for Asher's future. This blog begins with the story of how both of our boys came to be. They came about after many tears, many prayers, and many months of crushed hopes. On February 2, 2012, our boys Titus Bauer and Asher Mark were born at just 23 weeks and 2 days gestation. My water around Titus broke at 19 weeks, so his lungs were very underdeveloped. Titus lived 45 minutes and is now living a perfect life in heaven as he watches over his little brother Asher. Two and a half years later God redeemed our story of hurt with a precious full term baby brother for Asher. We are humbled by how the Lord has loved on us in our journey through parenthood.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Update- 21 1/2 week Sono : Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still."

At our sonogram this morning the boys were measured. We were excited to hear that they both are at the 1 pound mark! Baby A is 1 lb 1 oz, and Baby B is 1 lb. Baby A still has no fluid, but his bladder is working well and producing fluid, and my doctor said she was very pleased with that, as well as their weight gain.

Also, we had really good conversation with the specialist. I prayed last night that God would soften his heart towards us. Most of our conversation was not about babies, but it was good just to have more "small" and "get to know" you talk. I guess he takes a while to warm up. He's still blunt, but hey, we'll take any improvement we can get! Bryan asked why he got into this profession, and he talked about wanting to be a surgeon, but there's not much patient interaction, and he enjoys that and wanted that. We thought, "REALLY?!" was a good sono, and we are so thankful for the little joys and gifts God's giving us along the way!

Thank you for the many many prayers you are sending up on our behalf. We TRULY understand prayer and it's power more now than we ever have before. What a blessing it is to have so many people committed to lifting us up. It's very humbling, and we don't feel deserving! Please continue to pray for the 3 biggies- no labor, no infection, and fluid! THANK YOU!!

Ps- I hit my 5 mo mark last week, and remembered I needed a belly pic for this month! Also, today is the first time I could SEE movement on the outside of my tummy! And I pushed in a little on baby B, and he kicked or punched back! It's still surreal to me they are really inside me. I'm praying for many, many more moments like these. :)


  1. I know you don't know me, but I used to work at Heritage too. I taught there from the fall of 1999-Dec. 2003. BeLinda posted a link to your blog on Facebook and I clicked over and read all your posts this morning. I can't imagine all you have been through during this journey because I am like your two friends that so easily got pregnant. I was one that planned by the school calendar, and it worked. I wish I had answers for why it happens that way to some people and that others have to struggle so much. I admire your faith in God. I cannot imagine what it would be like for an unbeliever going through the same struggles. I hope that your testimony shows others God's glory and that others will seek to know God as you and your husband do. I will be praying for you, Robyn!

  2. You look soooo cute, RaRa!! and so excited that you are experiencing the craziness of seeing them move through your tummy..isn't that weird??

    Love u! You look beautiful!

    (Oh and Carrie James is the teacher that I replaced when I started at Heritage mid-yr. She's a sweetie!)