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, June 13, 2012

Update after Surgery...

(Yesterday) Asher just got out of surgery and he did great! His esophagus dilation went really well and the stricture is a lot smaller than expected so we hope that means that he will be able to have less dilations than we thought. He also had 2 hernias repaired while he was under and they went well too! The doctor planned on leaving him on a ventilator for 12-24 hours after surgery, but he woke up quickly and pulled out his ventilator tube which was a great sign that he's doing well and able to breath on his own!

We plan on having the next dilation procedure next Monday. It's hard to imagine having to go through all of this again in 6 days, so please pray that he continues to do well with no side effects and that this heals his esophagus! Thank you again for all the kind messages and continued thoughts and prayers for our sweet Asher!

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