I think it was activealli who posted somewhere the other day about how terrible she'd been feeling until she resumed a regular exercise level.
DH seems to think I still ought to be (8 days pp) taking it really easy. He doesn't like finding out i've gone up and down the stairs too many times in a day and won't let me carry much of anything heavier than the baby. The things is, that means that he's doing almost everything around the house in addition to going back to work yesterday, and I'm going a little stir crazy. I'm a first time mom, so I don't know what's standard, and I have an appointment with my midwife this afternoon, but I thought I'd hear from you all, too.
Exercise? General moving about the house? Driving? (We have a pediatrician appt 45 minutes away tomorrow, but I can't imagine Thomas in the back seat alone yet, so my SIL is going to drive). How do you know what's too much?
I've been going by the lochia - if I bleed significantly more the next day, then I did too much. It may be arbitrary, but I have nothing else to go on. I don't feel terrible sore or anything. My scrape still stings when I pee, but I didn't tear at all.