Just a few notes about my experience recovering from the c-section / birth / pregnancy.
The first few hours are weird as you slowly gain control again. Had this urge to flex and separate my toes but couldn't move them. Very odd to know that your brain is sending all the right signals and nothing is happening.
All that pain in pregnancy associated with having no abdominal muscles - it's still in place for several days. Rolling in bed, from lying down to sitting, from sitting to standing, if I was able to accomplish it at all, it usually hurt like hell. Getting in and out of the hospital bed was an unpleasant feat.
The longest lingering pains I'm having - abdominal skin and my feet. At first, I was interpreting the abdominal pain as the incision site burning, but I now think I was mistaken. I think the skin is so raw from being stretched out that the whole area feels like my skin is burning. And my damned feet! The swelling is potentially even worse than my final pregnancy days! Today seems to be the first day of only mild swelling.
It's a week and a half out, and I'm still waddling a little bit. Just feeling generally stiff. Occasionally getting some throbbing throughout my back. Maybe it's because I'm on my feet a lot more now than I have been in the previous months.