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.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

First Mother's Day with Asher at Home

Bryan treated us to a family date at Color Me Mine to make something special with Asher's footprints for Mother's Day. Bryan's parents joined us too! It was very special to go out as a family to do this. That's all I wanted was a family outing. Asher didn't mind having his foot painted to first time...but by the 4th time he was crying BIG tears. Thankfully his Dig Dig and daddy took him out to play right after that and he felt much better! It will be so special to have these footprints because we have them from last Mother's Day too when he was just 4lbs. It was a nice day, I was so thankful!! 

Starting to loose it...

Best smile- handsome men! 

Loving on Dig Dig and Mama Gail 

Asher's prints from last Mother's Day, he was 3mo old and 4lbs! 

Last Mother's Day to this one.... 

I also took Asher to the grocery store for the first time on Mother's Day! I thought about the irony of most mothers would rather not take their 1 year old to the store with them. But I am just starting to be able to do that now that it's late spring/almost summer. So, this time, it was fun! I know that will wear off, but on this day it was a special treat that only first time moms of micro preemies who have been in rsv lockdown can truly understand!! Asher's look says it all...umm, should I be in here?? He could NOT stop looking around. He wanted to take it all in. One lady even said, "wow, your baby is very observant!" 

I love this...

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