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 18, 2012

Latest Esophagus Update

Asher coughed out his feeding tube, and so it was replaced again but through the nose. He had to stop eating and be put out again for this procedure because they had to do it with a scope. He will have a g-tube put in some time next week because it can be a more reliable, consistent way to feed him for the next several weeks and possibly longer if he needs it. Regular feeding tubes can come out easily, and we need his to stay in now mainly because it is keeping the esophagus from completely closing on itself until he's bigger and they can get in there and stretch it out. We still have no idea what caused this. We feel so bad for our little boy, but we are thankful something can be done for him to be able to grow and eat! Thanks for your prayers for his esophagus to heal, for him to grow, and for him to be able to eat by mouth sooner than later. :)

 After procedure today - tube is now in the nose- hoping it stays better! 

 The circle is his esophagus and the small black dot in the middle is what is still open in this section. Very small. :(

After he coughed out the tube last least he's still enjoying the paci :) 


  1. He is getting so big Robin! And he's just precious. Will continue praying for the esophagus issue.