7. Fill Out And Send In Paperwork
Many of the legal documents you need for your child, like their birth certificate or Social Security card, will require paperwork to be filled out and signed by you and your spouse. Most hospitals will give you this paperwork, but make sure you fill it out properly and send it in if they don’t. The hospital will usually be able to answer any questions you have for these and will most likely submit the forms for you. Just be sure to ask and double check with them so you can get your baby’s legal documents properly.
8. Start A Journal For Your Baby’s Milestones
Many times I’ll have friends ask me when my baby started doing this or that and no matter how hard I think, I can never remember. There are so many changes that take place in a baby’s life and your life during their first few years, and writing all those things down will ensure you always remember them. This is especially good for future children you may have so you can compare notes and see if your child is hitting certain milestones or not.
9. Enlist Friends And Family For Help
Having a baby is hard and a lot of work. DO NOT expect to do everything yourself during the first few weeks of your baby’s life. You will need help cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and all the extra housework. Ask your family and friends to help you out. You can even schedule certain days with people once the baby is born to come over and offer their help. Seriously, don’t be afraid to ask. Most people are very willing to help a new mom with an adorable new baby.