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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Update: Asher's Lungs

Here's what Bryan posted earlier tonight:

Asher's lungs continue to struggle since they are so immature and he didn't have time in the womb to fully develop. He's had to be on a lot of oxygen this weekend so they decided to give him steroids today to help his lungs develop. He's also now on some inhalers to help him breath. The steroids have some potentially significant long term side effects, but not doing anything could be more damaging and even lead to death. So we just pray that the steroids help and that he has no side effects from all the medicines his little body has had to endure.

Thank you again for all of your prayers. God has answered all of our prayers so far and we are confident that He will answer this one too!

** More reflections from me coming soon. :)


  1. praying that the same Breath of Life that God breathed into Adam would fill little Asher's lungs and sustain him...

    stephanie from the village

  2. We are praying endlessly for your precious baby here in Spokane. Love love love

    ~The Halpins