Daniel was born Saturday and I noticed that yesterday, my hands and feet are swollen. I had a home birth and did not have IV fluids or anything. This sucks. I didn't have one problem with this during pregnancy.....
Post partum swelling? **UPDATED**
You need to get checked out. It could be something serious (and it could be nothing at all).
Your story makes me think of Annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1283473/the-amazing-birth-of-matthew-and-molly-followed-by-pph-and-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
But Babycenter says it's normal http://www.babycenter.com/0_postpartum-swelling-edema_1152274.bc I think it's more normal after IV fluids and pitocin. If you didn't have these things, I don't THINK you should be terribly puffy...but then I'm an RT not an OB/GYN or a midwife. I've only seen post-partum edema after those things or with moms with infection.
Emedicine has info about postpartum edema http://www.emedicinehealth.com/edema/article_em.htm
An article about a woman who had pulmonary edema after a c-section http://business.highbeam.com/435166/article-1G1-194702166/acute-postpartum-pulmonary-edema-23yearold-woman-5 (I don't think a c-section is more likely to cause it than a vaginal birth).
Can you check your blood pressure? Any headaches?
Wow. What a whirl wind. Turns out, I have postpartum pre eclampsia. My midwife called to do her check in phone call and I mentioned it. She wanted me to get checked by a doctor. I went to urgent care thinking I would just need a "Take it easy" talk and a blood pressure reading. My BP was 144/99 and I was more than a "little" swollen. I had pitting edema from feet to ankles. So, to the ER I headed. When I was admitted, my BP was 177/108!!! So, 2 nights in the hospital on IV fluids and mag sulfate, and batteries of tests (one was a 24 hour urine that I had to be catheterized for..yuck!!) , I was sent home on BP meds, and strong narcotics for the raging headache I have pretty much had for a week now. I was discharged yesterday. Scary stuff!!! My BPs at home have been running 140-150s/90s...