Mandy Mom to Hayden (9), Ellie (7), Jordyn (4), Evan (10/07/09 - 01/11/12),
and our baby due January 29th!
3 days flat in bed. Up only to shower and use bathroom.4 days in bed maybe a few hours on couch. 1 week in the house only the lightest of cleaning (folding laundry, loading dishes etc.) 2 weeks of slowly getting back to normal but avoid shopping alone, lifting baby seat or doing too much. No exercise other than light walking for 6 weeks.
I am a day behind you and going crazy as well. But I know it will be worth it in the long run to take it easy.
Homeschooling, midwifery mom to 4 beautiful blessings(8,6,4,1)
Mom to DD born Jan. 08 and DS born Oct. 09, and "baby sister" due Oct 2013!
House mom to ten boys, ages 8-11 at a group home! Yes, I must be nuts!
I was playing frisbee with my boys when Forest was about a week old . . . after 10 minutes I suddenly stopped and said "what the heck am I doing!?!?!??!" Gulp! That's the problem when you feel so good, you start doing things you probably shouldn't . . . I felt awful after DD was born but at least it made me behave better
This time with DD they told me at the hospital 2-3 weeks with no lifting DS, who's just 2, and 22 pounds. I couldn't go for 3 weeks since DH had to go back to work after 2 and I need to put DS down for naps and stuff. I lifted him just a bit when DH was home and would notice that the bleeding would get worse again.
But, the bleeding was gone completely this time by about 4 weeks PP, and that's WITH a PP hemorrhage right after DD was born. I'm at 5 1/2 weeks PP now and I feel great, have been doing regular housework, errands, care of DS and DD, etc. since probably 4 weeks easily and 3 weeks with some effort. A week and a half ago I cleaned the house top to bottom and cooked for and entertained 10 people for a weekend for DS' birthday and felt great the whole time. I think everybody's just different.
The hard thing I think is that each pp period is different and so is each person. I guess we all need to pay close attention to our bodies and listen to them. What was good for me this time would have been terrible for me after my first. My second was the easiest. Who knew?
joyakshi, I hope someone can give you advice. Is there any reason why bleeding would be different for those who had a c-section vs. vaginal delivery?