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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Please Pray for Asher's Lungs to Recover...

Asher had a tough day recovering from surgery. His left lung has collapsed and he's had a lot of trouble maintaining his oxygen level. He's got some pretty significant lung disease already due to being so premature and on so much oxygen, so they're trying to get his lung to reinflate while not giving him too much pressure that will cause more lung damage. He's been through a lot and we hope that he can recover from all of this quickly! Please pray for his lungs to heal and not have any long term side effects from all of this!


  1. I'm so sorry you guys are going through this. My son was born with aorta artresia and a large vsd and had open heart surgery at 3 days old. His left lung collapsed some as well. He is now a happy 2.5 month old and is doing great. I will be praying for you guys. If you need someone to talk to who has been there feel free to find me on facebook ( Big heart hugs from one heart parent to another.

    1. Ok, thank you so much for your prayers and contact info. I really appreciate that so much !