Becoming pregnant with your first child is exciting, joyful and a little scary. Nothing is more exciting than knowing that in a few months you will meet the little person who will be your little girl or boy. While you can not truly prepare yourself for the change that is about to come, there are a few things you can do to help with the transition from individual to parent.
Either purchase some books on babies first year or borrow from the library. Ask experienced parents which titles they recommend. In the mix of books, make sure you have some that cover the following topics: sleeping, developmental milestones, feeding, and baby illnesses. Get a book on nursing if you plan to breastfeed your baby. Cook a few meals and put them in the freezer for easy dinners after the baby arrives. There is no telling how busy you will be, and dinners will be the last thing on your mind. Most importantly, try to take some time for yourself and partner. Consider a babymoon and take a trip together before baby is born. Staying busy and happy is the best way to prepare for the newest member of your family.