4. Write Down All Your Questions
When you get home from the hospital and don’t have the expert nurses and doctors around 24/7 you’ll end up realizing how little you know about a baby. You’ll have a million questions come up through out the day and chances are by the time you have your baby’s next appointment, you’ll forget them unless you write them down. If it’s something urgent that you don’t feel can wait for the next appointment, call the doctor’s office and ask them directly.
5. Take Newborn Photos
Newborn babies change so much so quickly. One minute you’ll be cradling your tiny newborn and the next you’ll be holding your heavy 6 month old that never stops eating. You’ll never want to forget those tiny little characteristics of your newborn baby, so you’ll want to take newborn pictures. This will ensure that you will capture even the tiniest moments of your baby’s life. It will also allow you to take family pictures as well.
6. Send Birth Announcements
This isn’t a requirement and lots of people don’t do this, but if you want to send out birth announcements it’s something you’ll want to order soon after your baby is born. You can use many online programs and companies like Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, and Etsy to print pictures and announcements. Usually people send these out within a few weeks to one or two months after your baby is born, so you have to do it quickly to ensure you can send them out on time.