Actually, yesterday I was 6 days post partum, not 5. It makes me a feel a little better. Almost a week with the stitches is pretty good.
I also go a mirror out this morning (
) and tried to take a look. I can't even see stitches they're so good. My husband and my mother (a doctor and a nurse) said it's comon for the end stitch to come out first, and this did have two knots in it.... so who knows.
My tear was a third degree tear. I can't remember how many stitches were in there, but I tore up, down and sideways, and had a little bit on the inside. It was pretty bad. It took them over an hour to stitch me up.
But on the bright side, I'm not very sore today, and I'm finding that I don't need my tylenol 3's nearly as much as when I first came home.