Expecting a baby can change your life completely. But it is truly nothing when compared to actually having an infant at home. However, there are things which you need to get acquainted with especially when you are expecting for the first time. Most probably your spouse also is having their first child, so both of you must be comfortable with some stuff.
Free time maybe an illusion hereafter; babies tend to sleep a lot but sometimes due to just that that they will keep awake in the middle of the night whilst you are expecting to sleep soundly. So you need to get accustomed to the idea that either you or your spouse will have to share sleeping time or get someone who can do that for you! But at those first stages it is entirely your duty to tend to the baby. You will have to work according to a certain schedule until you have an intuition of when the baby is hungry etc. They need to be fed quite frequently at the beginning and mother’s milk is the best. A ear thermometer can be bought so you can check their temperature when they feel too hot. But first use your hand to feel them.
Get your spouse involved
Making a baby Is not the only thing your husband is going to do! Get him involved and share your burden, so to speak. Ofcourse he can’t carry the baby in his tummy but he can make you comfortable in the night, give you more space, be willing to crash on the couch if necessary, make a CD with soothing music for you or for when the baby comes out and much more. Also he can help you with, or take over completely, housekeeping chores. It is not in the near future that you will be doing that again!
Use money wisely
You may buy a digital baby scale or a rubber teat; but don’t be fooled in to buying thousands of unnecessary stuff. For example someone might push you to buy a parental sound system, which, apparently, lets you talk to the baby whilst s/he is still in your tummy. Do not waste money for this sort of stuff. But do go on and buy pillows or a mat for you to lie down on. Go for things that make you comfortable, no matter what others seem to think of them. Some moms who already have babies will tell you to purchase certain things, but if you don’t feel like it’s not going to be of any purpose to you, do not hesitate to ignore them! Not everyone gets to enjoy a bundle of joy of a little boy or a girl. So consider yourself lucky, but then you are one of the hundreds and thousands of parents, so there is nothing to worry about. Live your life and you will never know the baby then, is ready for college now.