I literally haven't had any pain since about about a week after the c-section. At my 2 week follow up they told me I could stop taking my pain meds if I want. (I wasn't taking them anyway, because I didn't hurt.) I was told all the "no-no's": For 6 weeks, No going up & down stairs, No lifting anything heavier than the baby, No driving, etc. I was good for the 1st week and pretty much am still being good, but DH had to go back to work right away & I haven't had much help at all from family, because we live pretty far & it's a pain in the butt for them to come out. Pretty much just my mom came over for 2 or 3 days so far. So I'm alone with my 2.5 yr old and a newborn. (I'm not looking for pity, just explaining the situation.) The only shower in our house is downstairs so if I need to bathe I have to go up & down the stairs.
Well yesterday since I've been feeling so good, and the fact that I have cabin fever, I decided to trek out to see my mom to take them to IHOP for her and my stepdad's birthdays, both were in Feb. I had to boost my 33 lb DD into her seat to go out there. No pain when that happened. Then we went to eat, and I had help lifting people & diaper bags, but then after we ate we decided to go to the park (weather was nice) and I spent some much-needed mommy & me time with DD#1. Grammie held little baby & I played on the playground with DD#1. She was scared to go down the dark spiraly tube slide by herself so I let her sit on my lap. We went down 3 times and I felt a small twinge of pain in my belly. Wasn't alarming but since I haven't felt any pain at all, I'm not sure if this is something to be concerned about.
Then this morning I'm a *little* sore but again, nothing alarming, (like a 0.5 on a scale of 1-10) but when I went to the bathroom this morning there was a little blood, "fresh" blood, too. Should I be freaking out? If I really hurt myself on the inside, wouldn't it be much more painful?
Answer by MrsMWF at 8:58 AM on Mar. 2, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 9:03 AM on Mar. 2, 2011
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Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:15 AM on Mar. 2, 2011