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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Back to Baylor Grapevine

Asher got to move back to Baylor yesterday! Because his eyes looked good, the doctors at Children's did not think he would need any laser treatment and that made him "well" enough to go back to Baylor. Children's nicu really serves as a critical care nicu, and it's not really a place for a baby who is just feeding and growing. Their philosophy is to fix babies, and then send them back! So, we were VERY thankful that Asher was able to go there and get his PDA fixed, and they helped his lungs improve as well. The day before we left, the medical director told us "it wasn't his heart we were concerned about when he got was his lungs".  After surgery he went from the ventilator, to c-pap, to the canula all in about a week! It was a loooong week. Children's also helped Asher get from 1 1/2 lbs to 3 1/2 pounds!! So, we were ready to go back, and just very thankful that he was no longer considered "critical". We have missed our friends at Baylor- there are no nurses quite like them! Here are some video and pictures from moving day!

Getting settled in my traveling isolette

Loving my new big boy bed in Grapevine.

My first night back, one of my favorite nurses did my footprints and handprints again- look how 
I've grown! 

1 comment:

  1. What a great step forward, so happy for you all. Many prayers still heading your way for that precious boy.