I hope that you're rested up, because I hear that until the baby sleeps through the night, you and the Mrs. won't be getting much sleep.
Actually, from what I've heard, a lot of new fathers start sleeping pretty early. If the wife's nursing and the baby is close, usually the mom ends up just getting up because she feels there's no point in two parents being up.
My neighbor's husband was sleeping through the night at about 2 weeks. Once in a while, he has to take the baby between 11pm and 2am, but usually the baby's sleeping, so he's off the hook.
I hope she'll heal quickly and easily.
My sister-in-law was wearing heels a week after they pulled her twins out by c-section. She's one of the lucky ones, though, it was basically planned - they knew the lower one was breech so as soon as she went into labor, they did a c-section (I think it was like 39 weeks...)
better'n I could, and I mean better than I could when I wasn't pregnant...
I was never much for heels... I think I've probably spent a total of about 5 hours of my life wearing heels.
the past year (counting only the time I've worn shoes other than fuzzy slippers), I've worn crocs 85% of the time, sneakers 13% of the time, and ballet-slipper type fancy shoes 1.9% of the time. in the other .1% of the time, I discovered that my waterproof boots hurt like hell.
After our first child was born by c-section, my wife felt like her guts might be falling out of her right side.
All through this pregnancy, my wife felt this pulling/stretching feeling on the right side of her abdomen.
The doctor discovered, while in there to get the child, that the stomach muscles on her right side were in tatters. Either they weren't repaired particularly well, after the last C-Section, 8 years ago, or it just didn't matter...I'm banking on the former.
Anyhow, the doctor cleaned up the muscles and repaired them, and has told her no heavy lifting for a minimum 6 weeks (nurses are recommending that she take it easy on that side for a year), and after those 6 weeks, she'll be on an exercise program to strengthen her stomach muscles.
Other than that, she's getting around really well. She's just hoping that the swelling in her ankles and feet, from all the IV fluids, dissipates, soon.
Eep! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mrs. FDog!!!!
That sounds terrible!