I went to the doctor for my follow up today and guess what? I'm overdoing it. Surprise, surprise. I'm the queen of "get back on my feet" and get stuff done. I swear I think I'm completely incapable of sitting still. I'm in bed with my feet up on doctor's orders and I think I'm starting to twitch! I'll never forget when I couldn't stop bleeding post-partum with Phoebe over 11 years ago. The doctor asked me if I was overdoing it. I said of course not! I'm sitting around taking care of a baby, not training for a marathon! She then asked me how many times I was going up and down the stairs. Ummmm - whenever I need to, that's no big deal. Apparently it is. Climbing stairs multiple times a day post-partum is considered too much physical activity. OK..... I was forced to agree to take everything with me downstairs in the morning that I would need for the day and then do the same going upstairs when I went to bed that night. I was only allowed to do the stairs those two times for the next two weeks.
So I'm trying to be good. I even called my DH on his work cell phone to ask him to come upstairs and talk to me about what Phoebe needs to do this afternoon and evening at her ice skating classes. I've got my compression garment on for my tummy tuck and lipo to pull it all back together. The doctor said I was looking a bit swollen and puffy today in my abdomen, which I have to agree. That's where he said I was probably doing to much and needed the rest. I'm about to look up the breast massage techniques on his website as I have to do that 3X a day starting today. The breasts are still swollen and they look kind of how they do when my milk first comes in after having the babies. Which I guess is good, because I pretty much wanted them to look like how they did when I was breastfeeding (after the initial swelling went down from my milk coming in), which was a natural, very nice size. I should end up a 34D when I'm fully healed.