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, October 5, 2012

8 Months Old!

Here's Asher's 8 month pictures from Tuesday! 

dimple :) 

The only smile I could get! 

Month 3 to 8 

Birth, 4 months, 8 months

It's hard work to sit up in the bumbo and try to grab toys! 

Dear Asher, 

              Happy 8 months (4 months corrected)! You are changing so much! You talk SO much more now! You like to talk in your carseat, while you are playing, and even when I put you in bed for a nap sometimes. I think you might take after your dad and be able to talk to anyone about anything! It's so fun to listen to you.  You can entertain yourself for quite a while playing and talking to yourself. You also smile a lot more and it's not so hard to get one out of you-- your smile makes people just melt, it's so sweet! You don't like to smile though when I'm taking your picture. I think you are so interested in the camera you forget that you like what I'm saying and want to smile! You have a lot of expressions now and you are moving a lot more, we really can't believe how much you are changing and showing us your personality. You are getting so strong and you like to sit up straight, you don't want us to hold you like a baby! You also are getting closer to rolling to one side, we'll see by next month if you are doing it! You are still a good sleeper which we LOVE. You are still working on wanting to eat, you have made little improvements and we are so thankful. We just keep praying you will want to do it and enjoy it one day. You also still have trouble with throwing up your food which we also pray about--it's very sad to watch you do that. But, we are hoping the more you grow, the less that will happen and that God will keep healing you as He has done your whole life. You are just about 12lbs! When you were born, we just couldn't imagine you being even 8 or 10 lbs. We are so thankful you are growing so well! We love you so much and are so proud of you! 

Mommy and Daddy 

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