For those using disposable pads, the always inifnity overnight pads with wings are very narrow and flexible while still being super absorbant (the pad is actually a lot of smaller pads connected together, so it's got lots of absorbant edges and extra flexibility). I personally prefer cloth, but use disposable pads for the first couple of weeks and of all the brands I've tried, the always infinities (not the regular always brand) have been the best.
Night sweats- oh ugh. I had them the worst with my first babe, and I'm not sure if it was due to the c/s or what, but OMG it was horrible. I kept a pile of dh's big flannel shirts next to the bed and just kept peeling them off and putting on new ones as the night went on. It seemed like between the breastmilk and the sweats I was never warm/dry for long!
clothing- I hate that nothing fits. And that as my belly gets smaller it becomes more and mroe clear how "large" other bits have gotten... my thighs and hips are significantly bigger than they were pre-baby so even though my waist is getting smaller, my early pregnancy pants don't fit! And it's not like I can run out to the thrift store to get newish ones. Right now I have one pair of pants, one pair of sweats, and one skirt that fit. With the weather turning cold I need more!
breastfeeding- I've been pregnant, breastfeeding, or both for 7 years now and the early newborn weeks STILL hurt. Good latch, good everything, but dang.... newborns suck like hoover vacuums and there is NO WAY your nipples wont hurt after 24/7 with a newborn nursling. It gets better as the babes calm down a bit and the time between nursing sessions lengthens a bit, and as nipples get used to the individual babe, but dang. The first week is just not candlelight and lacy nursing tops like the covers of breastfeeding books might suggest.
Pelic Organ Prolapse- I'm waiting to see how this pregnancy/birth has affected my prolapse. Right now I'm sooooo symptomatic and it's killing me. :( I'd sort of forgotten how much pregnancy resolves my symtpoms, and how much worse they get right after birth. I know I need to wait and see where I am in a month or two, but it's easy to get depressed right now... so many hormones going nuts, so many organs moving around, so little sleep... but it's still hard.
siblings- I'd also forgotten how protective I'd be about the baby. My other kiddos need their mama time too, and they adore their new sister, but I am beyonjd touched out and very short tempered. I remember this, and remember it getting better, but honestly don't remember how long it took before I had enough energy/confidence/hormonal balance to deal evenly with all the kiddos at the same time. I feel badly that I'm not nurturing the 6, 4, and 2 year old as they deserve, but just feeling that doesn't translate to having more patience or being ok with the non-stop touching of me/the babe. DH goes back to work tomorrow and I'm sort of dreading how the day will shape up!