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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Calm Week

First bath in BIG boy tub! 

Asher got a REALLY big boy bed this week! 

So, we did not get the g-tube after all. Plans in the NICU can change fast! We decided since his ng tube has stayed in place, that we don't need to do the g-tube yet. We are just going to see how things play out, and it's an option later if we need it. Hopefully, Asher can grow by eating from the ng for now, and then during whatever we decide to do to treat the stricture (narrowing) in his esophagus. Our big prayer is that the esophagus will heal, either with medical help or without, and that Asher will be able to eat by mouth. So, for now...we are just eating and growing and hanging out. Here are some pics from this week. Asher won a "cuteness" award this week too. Apparently there was a competition this week in the nicu for best dressed or bed or something...and some girls won bc they tend to have more cutsy coordinated gear. If mom had known..I would have whipped out a bunch of our matching boy accessories! Oh well...cuteness award will do for now! :)

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