Thanks! So how long do I need to wait before I carry loads up and down? We are going through a ton of laundry with cloth dipes (and right now only on the newborn since he pees through the sposie newborn dipes so fast) and my cloth. I have been trying to limit my going up and down the stairs and only go up to the bedroom level no more the twice (so I can do the bath with the herbs). But I hate that DH is having to run around like a maniac while I just sit there.
I am feeling better today. Still a little burning, but overall better. It does not have a foul odor, so I don't think it is infected. Maybe I am just healing slow because I was sick for almost 3 weeks and one of those weeks was DS2's first week of life. I am trying to just lay around, which is easy enough with people around, but once the help leaves tomorrow, and DH goes back to work on Monday, I will be by myself with my 3 year old until the 13th. I guess we will be watching a bunch of movies. I hate doing that, but I am not sure what else we can do to keep me from having to run after him.
I only use the donut at the table when I eat. I just had a hard time eating on the couch. I will probably take it with me when I drive to the pediatrician's office on Monday. I hope that will not be too much of an outing. We have to get DS2 another PKU test because the nurse messed up at the 24 hour visit and did the PKU instead of the bilirubin test.
I have used the peri ice packs. I guess I should do more of it. DH went and bought 10 for me and I think there is about 5 left. So, maybe once a day at night and then airing out? I can definitely do that tonight.
My mw saw me at 72 hours (because she had to give me Rhogam), and the assistant saw me 2 days later. When the mw saw me, she said I was still a bit swollen and the assistant said things looked ok, but the labia tear looked almost like a skid mark as well and that the tear was still a little open. I am not supposed to see the mw again until 6 weeks, but I am sure I can call her and see if she could come look if she is in the area.
Sadly, this is still better than my c-section recovery!