I slept really well last night, I was worried about being comfortable without the hospital bed that can raise up just how I need it. But with pillows in the right spot, I was able to lay comfortably on my back and on both sides. I'm sleeping in our kids' bed, because it's a little lower, and the boys are sleeping in our bed with my husband. They usually come to our bed at some point in the night anyway, and I know right now I can't handle sleeping next to them.
I'm finding it hard already to not do anything around the house. I feel good being up and around, and it's good for me, but I can't do much. Bending over is difficult and I can't lift anything, so I feel like I'm already bugging my husband to do so much, but he's being really helpful. My appetite isn't very big, so I'm eating pretty small meals, but I'm sure that'll improve soon. I walked up our street three times today, and the walk this evening was quite a bit harder than the first two so I've been lying/sitting on the couch the rest of the evening. My husband took the kids to run some errands this afternoon, so while it was quiet I got a good nap in.
The boys are still doing a good job of not touching my belly, but at one point today my three year old hurt himself, and came running up to me bawling. It was really hard to not pick him up, and instead I had to tell him to go find daddy.
Coughing has definitely been the hardest part. Every once in awhile I get that annoying tickle in my throat, that can probably be fixed with one or two big coughs, but I'm scared to do that. So I press a pillow to my stomach and cough as little as possible, drink water, and suck on cough drops. I haven't needed to sneeze yet, but that might make me cry at this point.
I see my chiropractor tomorrow, and as soon as I'm up for it I'm going to schedule a massage, so at least the soreness and tension from being on my side for the six-hour surgery will go away.