Weddings, babies, surgeries, life …

So, you wouldn’t know it by reading this blog, but other things have been going on besides the fact that I fell on my face and have spent the past few weeks recovering. Who knew?? So, in a nutshell, here’s some other things that have been going on:

= My brother had back surgery. You can read the details on his blog, and he actually had it before my accident. He’s been a real trouper. His back hurts a lot, and he in uncomfortable whether he’s sitting, standing, walking. But he’s strong and he’s been so awesome to me despite his own pain. Neither of us can wait until we are well enough to go running together again! I miss it so much.

Born at 9:06 p.m. March 3, 9.5 pounds, 22.25 inches long

= My sister had a baby.


And sadly, I have not met sweet Caleb yet. I fainted/fell on Friday, and I had plans to be there by Tuesday (which didn’t happen of course) and she had the baby on Thursday. I would have been there. I would have been there had I not fallen on my stupid face. I cannot tell you how upset I am that I missed that moment. And wonderful Jenny was calling me in the hospital worried about me when she was just days from giving birth. I told her she was the one that was supposed to be in the hospital, not me!

= My grandmother Mia spent a night in the hospital. She is at home now and is ok, but it’s scary anytime a 94-year-old has to go to the hospital. She had gall stone issues and they are fixed with a pill (thank God, no surgery.)

= Put all these together, and my poor parents are all hospital-ed out. They have spent more time in the hospitals because of their three kids and Mia in the past couple of months than I could even imagine. They have been such wonderful caregivers, too, and Mom herself has been dealing with some pain in her legs that the doctors are running all kinds of tests on. Stay healthy, Dad!

= Amy has started making the move to adopt a baby. That is huge news for my best friend from childhood! She is documenting it on her blog. I’m lucky enough to get her blogs emailed to me and I’ve managed to read them all, even on bad days. I gotta keep up with her big news somehow!

So, I think you’re all caught up now. What news of yours have I missed while I’ve been down and out? I know Heather is planning a wedding. I know Whitney is having troubles with her running due to injury. I know Scott ran a marathon. All of this is unfortunately such a blur and I am dying to know all the details! Please please please, catch me up on your life – what have I missed over the past few weeks?