Jessica currently lives in Southern Ontario with her husband Stephen, her two fur kitties (Milo and Charlie) and her miracle rainbow Phoebe. Jessica and Stephen suffered the devastating loss of their first child, Tiberius "Ty" who was stillborn at 37 weeks on October 15th, 2010. 12 weeks after Ty was buried, Jessica and Stephen found out they were expecting again. On May 2nd, 2011 they learned the devastating news that their rainbow Jacob, had a fatal diagnosis. They chose to carry Jacob and gave him every possible chance. It was then that Jessica started blogging at Ty and Jacob Nelles (tyandjacobnelles.ca) to share Jacobs journey.
At first, Jessica and Stephen decided they did not want to try again, they were going to start the adoption process a year or two later, give themselves sometime to get their feet back on the ground, but 9 months after burying Jacob, they decided that maybe, just maybe giving it one more shot was worth it. They both felt the reward outweighed the risk, and so their third attempt at bringing home a baby began. June 2012, Jessica and Stephen found out they were expecting. Albeit terrified and incredibly fearful of having to bury another child, Jessica and Stephen prepared for their baby's arrival. In September they found out they were expecting a little girl whom they decided to name Phoebe. On January 8th, 2013, Jessica and Stephen finally welcomed Phoebe into the world. She was born alive and healthy. She is now a very vivacious little 19 month old and Jessica blogs almost daily about the challenges of parenting a rainbow amidst grief. In addition, Jessica is writing a book chronicling their journey.