I went to the bathroom to pee not long after. But generally I felt like my mid-section had been hit by a truck (I got the same feeling after my medicated births, once the meds wore off, which was pretty quickly). The hit-by-a-truck feeling I get usually lasts more than a few hours and I prefer to lay in bed, getting up for the bathroom and nursing only, that first day. I usually don't make it to the shower till the next day - just too tired (why is it that I never have a good sleep in the days leading up to delivery). I guess I'm one of the few who appreciates two days in the hospital for this reason - surprisingly, much more peace and quiet than my own house
and with far fewer demands on me.
The one aspect that, predictably, has gotten more difficult with each birth is the pain with nursing, or afterpains, as my mother used to call them. I had to stop nursing my most recent one (baby #5) in the middle of his first nursing session because the contractions were pretty darn painful - much like labor. It wasn't until later that I discovered percocet lol. Next time, if the birth is without meds again, I'll request a percocet the moment that baby is out, to prepare me for that first nursing (I can't take ibuprofen when I'm about to start coumadin, and the tylenol didn't touch this pain). The afterpains were that bad for about three days, gradually improving after that.