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 26, 2012

First Photo Shoot and Eye Update!

Asher had his first photo shoot this week! We are so grateful to our new friend, Allison Niccum for blessing us with these precious photos! It was such a treat!

Asher also had his 3rd eye exam. His eyes still have some stage 1 and 2 ROP, but they look better than last week and they seem to be on track to resolving on their own! We are so thankful for this good news! I think I explained ROP on another post..but it is where the growth of the blood vessels in the eye is interrupted due to being born early, and to the oxygen preemies require. And when the vessels begin to grow in a curvy manner instead of straight, that is ROP. If it progresses and gets worse, it can lead to blindness. So, we are thanking the Lord for protecting Asher's eyes!!


  1. Wow those pictures are beautiful! What a great shot of him smiling! He looks healthy and comfy! So glad he is doing well and you are getting to enjoy doing all the new things with him.

  2. What a prescious smile. Asher is adoranle.

  3. He is so beautiful! I am praying for Asher and you both daily!

  4. Robyn, these pictures are so beautiful! My mom teaches with your mom, and I am so excited to see how well Asher is doing. Your blog is such a testament of how God is using the lives of your twins. Thanks for sharing!