This verse resonates in my heart so very much… You see, before I can just jump into announcing our first pregnancy and the journey it has been (which is super exciting!), I have to share a beautiful testimony with you.
**Disclaimer—female-talk is about to commence, so if you are uneasy with words like period, blood, ovaries etc. then skip this paragraph haha**
Flash forward toward the end of 2011, my amazing husband and I decided it was time to start trying. After two negative home pregnancy tests, I found my mind cycling those doctor’s words over and over again. But then after an amazing trip to the Los Angeles Dream Center (read the blog before this one—A New Year With No Limits), I stopped limiting God. The week after our trip to L.A., we began the final week of our Daniel Fast. I re-listened to the sermon I had heard at Angelus Temple about not limiting God, and I prayed and cried out to Him. Feeling like Hannah in 1st Samuel, I knew that God heard my voice and I offered our child to Him wholeheartedly if He would have me conceive. Well that Sunday, the day we ended our fast (not coincidental at all), I woke up knowing that there was life in me. In complete faith, we took the one home pregnancy test we had and…BAM! POSTITIVE! If you’ve seen our engagement video when Philip proposed, that’s exactly how I reacted at this time but with tears galore!
When this world said that it couldn’t be done, my God said it could. He breathed life.
First Trimester Testing
I wanted to wait until I entered my second trimester before beginning my pregnancy blog because the first trimester, has been yet another adventure testing my trust and faith. Having some spotting and heavy bleeding, my doctor placed me on bed rest for a few weeks. With the fear of miscarriage not being rough enough, morning sickness hit me hard. Some days I vomited 10, 15, 20 times! We had many appointments and 6 ultrasounds in the first trimester alone to ensure this baby’s heart was beating, and I never limited God through it all. I would be lying over the toilet sick, look up at Philip, and smile because I knew this baby was not just a miracle but called. And then, a few weeks back, my doctor gave us the thumbs up that I was out of the red zone!
Never limit our awesome God.
Philip and I want to send a huge thank you to our family and friends who showed so much love during those difficult weeks. Thank you for the food, visits, hugs, cards, balloons, and prayers. Our faith was strengthened because of it all.
Introducing Baby C & Our Pregnancy Blog
So with all of that said, we are beyond ecstatic to announce our growing miracle—Baby C! At a now whopping 3 inches and approximately the size of a lemon, our little nugget is growing more and more each day (as am I!). I am on two meds, still trying to control the nausea and vomiting but I am ever-joyful through it all! I lost weight in the first trimester but I am now back to my normal weight which is a good sign (Baby C loves Whataburger FYI). I am hopeful as I enter the second trimester that the morning sickness will ease up and if not, I will take it one day at a time and with joy! It’s all smiles here 🙂
I am also excited to launch my own domain ericacanant.com which is now transformed into my first pregnancy blog—Baby C Meets World! I will be updating weekly or biweekly with all of my pregnancy tales, because I am sure that it will continue to be a unique adventure as is anything the Lord puts me through! Haha! So until next time!
Living Limitless and Ever-growing,
Erica and Baby C