Well, I am handling my postpartum very well. The first day after the c-sec was hard, I thought I was never going to make it just going to the bathroom. But recovery is going super fast. Today, day 6 after the surgery, I can do anything without pain (lift my legs, kneel, get up with an impulse even holding the baby, roll on the bed, etc). It took me 4 days to do all that. I am getting my stitches removed tomorrow, let's see how that goes.
I had very little lochia. I am currently using a panty liner, that's all. I had no afterpains, but I had shakes from the anesthesia, I was so cold and so shaky it made my incision hurt (that was almost inmediately after surgery). I fell asleep for two hours after nursing for the first time, and when I woke up I was normal again (and numb!)
I had UTI from the catheter, but I am on antibiotics so that didn't pose a problem.
My belly is (obviously) soft and loose, but I see improvement every day. And I am swollen, right now it's getting better but I was so swollen for the last 5 days it hurt. It was on my legs, my knees, my ankles, my feet. I didn't have swelling during pregnancy so I'm fuzzy about it, I hate feeling uncomfortable. It doesn't matter how much water I drink, what eventually got me better was to stay in bed for almost all day (today). Still, when I get up, I get swollen again. I hate it!
Today I had high blood pressure (another rare thing for me). I had 130/80. I will tell the doc tomorrow, it made my head hurt and made me see bright spots. I was worried.
I am breastfeeding, he latched very well and he is getting enough milk. Still, I feel nursing is a little too demanding for me. My nipples are sore, and he is nursing for 1 hour now, to wake up after 3 hours, maybe a little less, to nurse again. I have mixed feelings about nursing, I love seeing him with his sweet little face, attached to my breast getting his nutrition, and on the other hand it's becoming difficult for me to handle the sore nipples and the dependance. I will continue nursing, I hope this feeling will go away.
I can't wait to be normal again, that is my body, especially not to be swollen anymore. My husband was my nurse, he was (is) amazing, he took care of the baby for everything except nursing of course, he is taking care of my nutrition, cooking healthy meals (he is the one that cooks at home) and making sure I eat healthy snacks so I won't be too hungry for the next meal, because of breastfeeding and because I am on track to lose all this extra weight. I feel blessed to have this man as my life partner and father of my son.
My mom was very helpful too, but she is old so I don't want to ask her too many things.
I am also having a little bit of insomnia. When baby goes to sleep at night, it's hard for me to go to bed too. It's like I'm full of adrenaline, because I have been sleeping very few hours a day (when I usually slept 10 hours straight) and I don't feel sleep deprived.