Had my first c/s 5 weeks ago - emergency due to me starting to have bleeding from placental abruption, fetal heart rate dropped, and not progressing down the birth canal (her head was coming out sideways instead of straight down).
I was doing so well in the hospital that I was discharged 48 hours after delivery. I was up and about, but didn't over do it and have not done any heavy lifting (including DS who is 32 lbs).
However, my stomach still feels bruised from a few inches below my belly button all the way down past my incision. I can't stand anything to touch it and I am still having to wear yoga and sweat pants.
I tried to wear some maternity jeans (they are a smaller demi panel waistband like this - http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=6017&vid=1&pid=761866) and after a few hours I am in pain. It almost feels like I get swelling around my incision. I am already 5 lbs below my pre-preg weight, so the pants fit fine, just not comfortable. They are the same way with my regular jeans - I am in instant pain after I zip them up.
Additionally, I have a rather large "shelf" of skin above my incision that it somewhat hard. I am a size 6, so I am not that big and otherwise have a mostly flat stomach. It is this shelf that hurts (and is now making me look like I have a butt in the front as well). The pain has actually gotten worse and I am now having trouble getting up from a seated position. I only feel about 20% better than I did at my 2 week appointment. I still am having spotting too.
What gives? I have my 6 wk checkup on Wednesday and I will ask then as well. I am in enough pain that I can't even fathom being intimate with DH.