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.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Off the Ventilator! Job 12:10

Last night our little fighter decided he was tired of having a ventilator tube down his throat so he pulled it out! He was doing so well that the doctor decided to not put him back on a ventilator and instead just a CPAP machine to help him breath. This is a major step forward and we pray that he continues to improve and never have to go back on a ventilator!

Job 12:10 says, "In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." We praise the Lord for this small step forward in this long journey that we're on!


  1. WOW! Praise God! He is a little fighter! The CPAP machine always looked worse to me than the ventilator because it was so big. Much better to have things externally than internally, less risk of infection. So exciting. We will keep praying.

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