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, April 16, 2012

Another First!

Asher got to wear his first onesie this weekend! And he will be wearing clothes everyday now! We will no longer have our little caveman baby. :) His temperature was getting warm in his isolette with the heat on, so they decided to start dressing and swaddling him and keep the heat off. They are going to see how he does with maintaing his own temperature. He's been doing pretty good so far! Here are some pictures, and a video of us putting it on him. I'm so thankful I had this tiny onesie donated to us! He also has several "nicu" clothes that were given to us and he'll be using those too. Preemie clothes are still pretty big on him, but hopefully not for too long!


  1. Hooray for clothes. I just got Pierce's preemie outfits down the other day and was amazed at how small they looked. I remember buying them when he was Asher's size and thinking they were so BIG. Savor every moment of his cute little self...he will grow so fast. Continuing to pray for you guys.

  2. That's awesome news. It won't be long before he's in a crib. That is another amazing milestone!!! The lord is mighty.


  3. Wahoo! CLOTHES!! :) Celebrating with you!

  4. We've been following your story and praying for you all. We've been so excited to watch Asher grow. Oh, how fun clothes are! I remember having such a Mommy moment when I was finally able to put clothes on our baby girl...I had a hard time explaining to folks how it made me feel and I still can't find the right words to explain it. It's just awesome! I remember washing (in HOT water) and drying preemie clothes 4-5 times to try to shrink them down to a size that would somewhat fit our daughter. You enjoy dressing that little prince of yours! We continue to pray for you all.