The past 37 years of my life have been happy, fulfilling, exciting, and yet sad and discouraging as well. I’ve longed to blog for the past ten years, as I’m an avid Facebook poster. Problem is, my thoughts and feelings don’t always fit the Facebook community. Perhaps this will be a better method for sharing, and hopefully inspiring others. I have a few main topics I want to blog about weekly, but in line with my personality, I assume posts will be here, there, and everywhere, with many laughs along the way. Welcome, and thanks for joining me on this journey!
My mother named me Stefanie, although most call me Stef. And yes, the ‘f’ rather than a ‘ph’ has been a thorn in my side since as far back as I can remember. In fact, I’m so used to others misspelling my name that I have learned to disregard it.
I quit work as financial analyst at a large hospital in March of 2015 when my daughter, Nora, was born prematurely at 29 weeks. Before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mommy I graduated with a BBA in Finance and completed my MBA as well. I’ve worked in real estate, insurance, aerospace engineering, and healthcare.
My husband is a private practice Urologist specializing in urologic oncology (kidney, bladder and prostate cancer), robotic surgery, stone disease, urologic prosthetics (male and female slings, artificial urinary sphincters and inflatable penile prostheses), female urology, andrology and general urology.
Infertility, specifically IVF, were the original themes for this blog, but I assume you’ve noticed I’ve swayed from those topics on many occasions, especially since Nora, and more recently Nadia, joined our family!
I was previously married, and then previously engaged… Perhaps at some point I’ll work up the nerve to post on those experiences…
My husband and I married in early 2012. At the twelve month mark with no success TTC on our own we were referred to a RE. Since then we experienced two failed IUI cycles and one failed IVF cycle which was cancelled before retrieval. Our second IVF cycle of two transferred embryos resulted in a pregnancy, but we miscarried at 7 weeks. Our 3rd IVF cycle was a success, our sweet baby Nora. Our second daughter, Nadia, was a surprise pregnancy. Yes, I’m one of those women who get pregnant on their own after IVF… We have one frozen embryo, and would love one more child, but due to my complicated pregnancies, we’re holding off for now.
Feel free to email me at StefsCrazyLife@gmail.com, I’d love to hear from you!