Stock up on baby clothes in a range of sizes. But don’t cut off the tags of all the newborn clothes yet, “Babies come into this world in all shapes and sizes, so don’t buy everything under the sun before you meet your own son or daughter,”
You know what is awesome to have? Sleepers. I love sleepers. Do get the kind with zippers, not the kind with snaps. Ain’t nobody got time for snaps. Zippers are where it’s at. And zipper sleepers can be worn day or night for the stay-in-you-PJs-all-day type (we are!).
My husband (“Bless his heart”) sometimes calls/texts/emails me from work to ask me to do something, or call someone about something or other. Normal husband and wife stuff, really. But when you’re home on maternity leave with an unpredictable, not-yet-on-a-schedule newborn, something as simple as “make an appointment for the exterminator,” or “call that business connection I hooked up for you” becomes an impossible task.