Just thought I'd share a couple of post birth things I wasn't expecting but are totally normal! I'm sure other people who've done this before will be able to share some others. Thought this may prepare some of you! * the size of my jelly belly! No one prepared me for how big and how wobbly it goes!! I kept touching it expecting to have my bump but NOOO it feels so different and VERY strange! It does go down, Tyler is 2 weeks old and it's gone down a lot and not so jelly like! My waist has started appearing too! * post c section ankles! Omg my ankles swelled up HUGE!! Me and my OH were quite concerned at one point but again very normal! * uterus pains! Sometimes (mainly when I feed not sure if it's related) I get pains and twinges in my uterus. My mum had them too so normal * baby's dry skin! Tyler was 2 weeks late and was COVERED in dry skin. Rubbing olive oil on him cleared it up! * bleeding cord stump! As long as it's only a tiny bit and not weeping this is ok according to my HV totally freaked me out when I saw it but luckily my HV was in my house as I noticed it. Best to get it checked by the midwife on their next visit tho to be sure. * sniffles! When I was in the hospital he was really snuffley and seemed to almost struggle to breath. This us the excess mucus apparently! I got the midwife to check him and he was fine but coughed up some yellow flem! Hope this helps you wish I'd known some of this before I brought him home!