i'm just shy of my c/s 1 week
I think the rule is no driving for 2 weeks.
Lifting baby...what I did was to leave the carrier in the car and carry the baby out to the car and strap him in out there rather than deal with the whole "contraption..." I wore DS in a sling most of the time anyway, so I rarely carried the carseat even when I could..
I think you're fine to do as much work as you feel like you can do. ...If you have two kids in school, have them help with laundry..my kids (3&2) will take the clothes out of the dryer for me cause I'm currently preggo and can't bend over really easily...I'm sure your kids could do that 2 (and that's where I'd anticipate the pain)...Just listen to your body...I was walking after a week...and I felt fine...I mean, we just went around the block, but....I certainly wasn't going fast or working out, but ...well you get the idea...
I agree that what you will be able to do will be based upon how you are feeling. Go ahead and try to do the things that you want to do. Your body will tell you if you are over doing it.
Just listen to your body.. My son was transferred to another hospital the day after I delivered so I signed myself out of the hospital. I did a lot of walking and spent hours sitting beside his bed .. The sitting hurt more than the walking..
But my body definitely let me know when I overdid it..
Just listen to your body and you will know when you should slow down...