So I'll be 3 weeks post-partum tomorrow, so i am going to try to give a quick update here.
I tore slightly with DD, so I had soreness for the first week, but nothing bad...esp. compared to my c/s recovery. The afterpains were manageable with ibuprofen, and only lasted about 3 day. I did have a couple emotional breakdowns the first week, but that seems to have passed, too. So overall, all is well.
I still have some slight discomfort down below, but mainly at the end of the day after sitting for too long. The weird part is that I feel soreness in the front of my girly parts...not where I tore...or where baby came out. Is that normal?
I have lost 20 lbs so far. I am just 5 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight. If I weren't making cookies everyday, I might lose more...but we celebrate all 12 days of Christmas...so I am not going to worry about it for a little bit longer. I do want to start exercising some...just to help build up my back strength and stretch out sore muscles. (My posture always slips when I do not stretch or exercise, and with nursing, my posture is even worse. I can really tell in my mid-back and neck/shoulders.)
Still bleeding, but not much. Sleep is great compared to with DS. DD wakes a couple times to nurse or go potty/need diaper change, but it hardly bothers me. It helps that I am able to sleep late in the mornings. Also, I found it very helpful to have removed all clocks from the room. I kind of obsessed on the timing of all the wakings with DS. Not this time!