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, June 22, 2012

7lbs and NO TUBES!

Asher is now a little over 7lbs!! He also got his feeding tube out again yesterday and they decided not to put it back in and see how he would do with his feeds. He's been taking MOST of his bottles at every feeding!! We are praying he can keep it out, as it causes some irritation and probably makes eating a little more challenging with that back there. We are so excited and just in a constant state of "can you believe he's this or that??" We are beyond thankful for all the Lord has done and healed in this sweet boy! We KNOW the many prayers said for Asher have been a HUGE part of his healing and growing so well. We again, thank you and everyone who you know who asks you about Asher and tells you they are praying as well. We continue to hear those stories and they continue to overwhelm us! We will hopefully have our miracle boy home before July! We will see..NICU life is very unpredictable. Thank you again for prayers for Asher... he will have another dilation this coming Monday. Please pray it goes as smoothly as the others, (risk of tearing the esophagus) and that he is able to wake up quickly, get off the ventilator, and get back to eating and feeling good. Thank you so much!!

Enjoying a big boy swing the NICU let him borrow. 

Showing off his tube-free, tape-free face! 

Really posing now...this is ALL dad! 


  1. precious! so glad to see and hear the good news!

  2. We have been praying for all 3 of you! I hope your appointment goes well today and y'all get some answers. He is so handsome!