My name is Jackie and I am a 30 year old wife, step-mother, daughter, and sister. I live in the Kansas City Metro Area with my hubby of 5 years, my bonus-daughter K and our two dogs.

Hubby and I met at a local animal shelter.  The same week I began working there he also became a volunteer.  We began dating a few months later.  Six months later we were engaged and we were married on May 28, 2012 which happened to be our one year anniversary of dating! With open arms, I gained a bonus-daughter, K, who will be 12 years old this winter.

I am currently working as a Dispatcher for a local Police Department.  Hubby is going to school to become a Brewer (yes, as in Beer Brewer) with hopes of owning his own brewery. In our free time, I am pursuing my hobby of Photography.  We foster dogs for a local rescue group.  Hubby and I also regularly volunteer on our church’s Praise and Worship Team.

I am battling Hypothyroidism, Stage IV-Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and Pre-Diabetes. All of which have contributed to infertility and other health challenges. My husband and I attempted our first IVF Cycle which resulted in a BFN and no embies remaining.  We are looking to start IVF cycle #2 in late August. Click here to see Our TTC Timeline.