Hi! I’m Rissa. Welcome to my Infertility Blog!
I’m a 28-year old wife living in Dallas, Texas with my husband, Garrett, and our two pups, Zoey and Kiba. My husband and I have been together for a little over 10 years and married for 4.
When we first met back in 2008, things were already tough as we faced the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship (him being in Texas and me being in California), but we were happy nonetheless. We would skype every night, and I would fly to visit him often.
In 2010, I was able to move to Dallas to be with him, so we could start our lives together. We got engaged on Christmas 2012 and married in July 2014! We adopted our adorable Corgi in 2012 to “start our family” then. We love our little fur baby! Once the wedding bells chimed, we wanted to start our “human family.” Unfortunately, our infertility diagnosis got in the way and we’ve had a very hard time coping with it.
More About Us
Garrett graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science in December 2015. He is currently working in customer service management for a home décor wholesaler in Dallas, TX. I am fortunate enough to own my very own graphic design business and work from home. I graduated high school early and am self-taught in graphic design, web design, art/illustration, HTML, social media marketing, and I love to learn new hobbies.
In our spare time, Garrett loves to write and work on his short stories. He is currently working on a novel which he hopes to publish eventually. As for me, I love to DIY and craft, market for my business, paint, play with our dogs, and binge watch Netflix shows. Together, we love to play video games and watch movies. We’re not party animals by any means, and we don’t drink or smoke, but we do love spending time with friends and family. Whether that means going out to eat, going to the movies, or having family game nights, we always try to enjoy our time together. We’re just missing our little “mini” to join us on our life’s adventure.
About Our Infertility Blog
I started Mommy in Waiting to document our life, battling infertility, our fertility journey, and hopefully my pregnancy journey. My goal is to create a space where other couples who are battling infertility could not feel alone and to find some peace and answers during such a difficult time. Infertility can feel very isolating and make you feel every single emotion in the book.
I love to blog! I also have another blog, where I originally started blogging about our fertility journey, called So Very Me. Recently, I decided to split the two blogs and keep this one on niche, while the other I explain how to start a blog, social media marketing, graphic design, and more.
Our Fertility Journey So Far
Work With Us
If you are interested in helping us on our journey or wanting to collaborate/ sponsor our fertility blog, please send me an email at Hello[at]MommyInWaiting.com