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, April 10, 2013

Baby Ninja Has New Moves!

Last week when I posted about Easter, I said how Asher had started rocking and sitting on his own a little. And now he's doing it ALL THE TIME. It's so fun to watch!!! He'll roll, sit, rock, then go down to a roll again to get where he wants to go. And then today, he added this new move! Downward dog? Yoga? I don't know? But it's funny!

Here's a video of his baby ninja moves. I call them that because he is sooo not cuddly, and he just uses his combo attack of roll, sit, and kick- off- the- wall to get what he wants. I first called him my baby ninja when he was younger and wouldn't stay in my arms when I was holding him, he was constantly turning and diving forward or back and at that time he had also started wrestling my arm with his legs when I tried to change him! It can be challenging to change a diaper, and just frustrating sometimes with him for sure!  But, I actually just love to see all that he's doing at the same time! He does NOT want to be still. Ever. No cuddling, no rocking. Just put me down. I got things to do mom. :) 

Here's a few more pics of what he's been up to. 


The vacuum was on- not scared! 

My big boy just sitting and playing 

Dinner out-- on a patio!  

Forgot the placemat for him...oops. So, Bryan says "can we sanitize the inside of his 
mouth??" Ha, we wish. 

So big! 

As far as eating goes...we are doing the same- just hoping to try some higher calorie finger foods in the near future. This week he's had some trouble with throw up, so we haven't been too aggressive the last few days with new things. (New things often trigger throw up.) We've been sticking to the baby snacks and some fruit. BUT he sure did drink ONE OUNCE of water the other night in just a few minutes while I watched and then AGAIN last night! He only takes sips throughout the day, and that first day I actually forgot to offer the water so he must have been thirsty? That's kind of foreign to us because we don't have a baby that ever looks or acts hungry or thirsty. But SUCKING an ounce is a HUGE thing for him! He looked just like a pro- like he'd been sucking on a bottle this whole time. We were so proud. The feeding tube world is full of highs and lows with oral eating so we are thankful for that high this week! 
Just laughing at who know what after doing the oral part of his feeding! This is when I give him some toys and we read books while we wait for the milk to finish going in. And he just had a few things to say first I guess! 


  1. Wow he DOES use all sorts of wiggly moves to get around. Rolling, falling backward, kicking against a wall. It's hilarious!

  2. That's the most creative way to get around I've seen. Everything except crawling, hilarious!

  3. I love this! He is a beautiful child :)

    And the videos made me laugh...especially his ninja moves :) And him hitting the wall with his feet. Seriously, what is it with boys and making loud noises? Your reaction is priceless. "I hope they don't fall." You're a great "boy momma"!