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.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sweet Boy

Our favorite Red Raider!

Get your guns up!! 

Just smiling and looking a LOT like my dad 

Gammers' first time to hold Asher

Papa Ron's first time to hold Asher

We are thankful for some fun and less stressful days with Asher lately! It is fun to get to do more things with him now that he's a big boy and can handle more stimulation. He is SO good when we give him a bath, it's so fun! He is still having some issues with eating, but we know he will get it eventually. He has some mystery mucus causing problems. :( 

Can't wait to add pictures of his Mama Gail and Dig Dig to holding him this weekend for the first time! (B's parents)


  1. I'm a friend of a friend and I've been following your story since Feb and I am so thrilled to see how well Asher is doing! He looks great! What a cutie! And as a fellow Red Raider I love the new pics! Can't wait for the day I log on to your blog and see that Asher gets to go home!

  2. Oh, I am so glad he is doing well. I heard about you via Matt Chandler's podcast months ago and have been praying for you when I think of you ever since. Praise God-- he is so beautiful.

  3. This isn't really a comment on this post, although I love the pictures. I just wanted to wish you a very happy mother's day today. I've been thanking God for that miracle of yours today.