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, December 12, 2012

10 Months Old!

Asher turned 10 months old last week! He's just such a cute boy. I mean his facial expressions and sounds are the best! He's 6 months developmentally and that has always been the start of one of my favorite baby ages. I just love seeing his personality coming out. I love seeing him explore and play more. I love watching him turn into a little person. For many months Bryan and I wondered when we would see him be a baby like this. It's SUCH a sweet blessing to see. We thank the Lord for him everyday.  Here are just a few of his expressions!

Dear Asher, 
  Happy 10 months! This has been a BIG month for you! You have a new medicine that has helped you stop throwing up so much. YAY. AND you are LOVING your food now! You eat apples, pears, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and green beans. And pretty soon we will try something new. It's so fun to see you open your mouth and help put the spoon in your mouth. AND you got your FIRST tooth! It is on the top and it so crazy to see you looking like a big boy with a tooth.  You are also now sleeping with BOTH arms out. Mommy was nervous about this but you have been doing so well! And, you are sleeping flat for your naps during the day which is also a big deal because we were always worried you would throw up if you laid flat. We are SO proud of you! You are getting so funny! You love to giggle and make all kinds of sounds. You love to grab your feet and take your socks off and try to eat them. You also started using  new jumper toy and you love it too! We thank God for you every day. We thank him for healing you, and saving you. We always pray that He will protect you, help your eating skills, help your tummy feel good, and most importantly that He would draw you to Him as you grow up. We love you so much baby boy! 

Mommy and Daddy 

Here's a few more pictures of the big things you've been up to:

Wearing winter hats....

Sleeping flat and with BOTH arms out...

Big boy clothes...

Using a jumper...

Comparison photo for the month! Birth, 2mo, 4mo, 6mo, 8mo, and 10mo. 

You went out to eat for the FIRST time! You slept the whole time. We sat outside on the patio, when it wasn't busy. We are really trying to protect you this winter from getting sick. We want your lungs to continue to grow strong and stay healthy! It was really nice to take you with us to do this. We loved being somewhere as a family! 



Talking, playing and 1st tooth! 

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