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.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Milestone Monday

So, I'm not good at short posts but here goes! Many of the preemie support FB pages do "Milestone Monday" where members post what their preemies have achieved in the last week. Asher has been working on sitting up for what feels like a looonnnnggg time! He's getting better and better! Turns out tv really helps on this. Who knew. Never say you won't do something, or don't want to often. It may just help your child achieve a milestone! He'll sit and watch and stay focused on that or certain toys in front of him. But after a few minutes he gets tired and just falls back (where I always catch him) or sometimes he falls to the side, and it's starting to look a little more graceful. Ha. So, maybe one of these Mondays I'll get to post I can leave him sitting and walk away with worrying about him bonking his head!

He's also loving looking through his photo album at the end of his meals and hearing all the names of his family members.  It's so cute to see him turn the pages, and turn his head to the side like he's really looking at it and figuring out who it is!

And he got a new toy...a walker! Sshhhh, don't tell our PT therapist! I'm sure it's frowned upon as he's not anywhere near walking, or crawling for that matter. :) But, he doesn't spend too long in it. Again, things surprise you that you decide to do, or decide not to worry about!  We needed another upright form of entertainment that keeps him fairly still while he's "digesting" and trying not to throw up. He just goes backwards in it right now! But it's really cute to see him slowly scooting himself around the house. 

He's still rolling everywhere, today he joined me in the kitchen when I had left him in the living room! 
I love it! 

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