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, April 12, 2012

Eye Update

Asher had his 2nd eye exam today. His exam showed that he has some ROP , which is an eye disease that affects prematurely-born babies. It is caused by disorganized growth of retinal blood vessels which may result in scarring and retinal detachment. Thankfully, his is pretty minor right now and we ask for you to please continue to pray that it either goes away or doesn't become serious. The dr said 80% of the time ROP resolves by itself.

He's also getting really strong and starting to move around a lot! I think he's getting ready to crawl out of the hospital if we don't get him out of there pretty soon! He's only got a couple of more months before he can come home, which sounds like a long time but we hope it will fly by! Thanks for all of your prayers for our little man!


  1. Love the video! He is so adorable. And look at him moving.. strong boy! He will be out of his plastic condo before too long. :)

  2. He IS getting strong, how fantastic!