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, March 29, 2012

1st Eye Exam

I helped hold Asher during the eye exam!
The Lord continues to pour out His grace and mercy on our little Asher. Today He had his first eye exam and it was all clear! One of the major risks of extreme prematurity is loss of eyesight or even blindness due to ROP, which is caused by ruptured blood vessels in the eye due to too much oxygen from the ventilators. We were very concerned about this because of all the oxygen that he's required to just keep him alive. However, when they did the eye exam they saw no signs of ROP and said that his eyes look really good! Thank you Lord for your continued blessings on our little boy! We pray that everyone who sees Asher will see you, Lord!


  1. We continue to watch and pray!
    So happy for you all and God's mercies,
    Leanne and LaPree Edwards

  2. That's great news!! And congrats on 2 lbs at 2 months! Our little Piper was born at 29 weeks (2lbs 9oz). We had some of the same concerns and milestones. I'd like to leave you with some hope and positive thinking. Piper is 17 months and a beautifu healthy little girl. As of her 15 month check up, we no longer have a gestational age to correspond to her chronological age. She is 50th% in height and 36th wt. On the normal charts. Her eyes and hearing are perfect, and her follow-up assessments have her scoring with 19 month olds. So a little bit of bragging, but mostly want to let you know that there is hope for Asher to lead a very normal or very close to normal healthy life despite his early start. Congrats again!!