I think my brain has tried to block memory of how I felt the first few days after having LO. haha! I had tearing, so I was sore from that. I also got mad hemrrhoids and couldn't poo for over a week. I thought I was going to die when I had my first bowel movement. Actually my first several were terrible. I still suffer from them and LO is 4 mos. Blah.
I was also swollen up like a balloon. They hooked me up to IV because I was dehydrated. I swear if someone pricked me with a needle water would have started gushing out. I have never seen myself look like that.
I was in the hospital with LO for 2 days and probably got about 3 hours of sleep the entire time. I was EXHAUSTED and didn't want any visitors but kind of had to allow it because several family members drove over 3 hours to come see the new baby.
I remember getting so annoyed with all the nurses etc. coming into my room. I swear I never got an hour to just be by myself and try to rest. A nurse would come in to massage my uterus, then a little later to give me meds, then the pediatrican would come in, then the photographer, then it was time for blood pressure check.