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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Esophagus Update

Asher just got back and they were able to get a feeding tube down his throat. He did really well and is trying to wake up now. His esophagus is almost completely blocked by scar tissue or something. They did some biopsies to learn more, but thankfully they were able to get a feeding tube through a hole the size of a pin prick in his esophagus. They didn't try to clear the blockage today because of his size. The plan now is to wait until he grows about 2 more pounds before they go back in to try to clear the blockage by slowly stretching his esophagus over several weeks. The Doctor said that we will be here at least another 6 weeks to deal with all of this. Please pray for patience and endurance for all of us. We were really hoping to get to take Asher home soon but this will really extend that timeline. However, we are very thankful that he's at a place where they can help him get through all of this! Thanks again for all of your prayers!!!

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