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Now that you've been there, done that, pass some advice our way. What do you feel is the one thing every couple must do before they have a baby?
Sleep. Because you won't get much soon.
Have a "schedule" ready - know who will be taking care of the baby and when. Right now since our LO gets up only once during the night, most nights, we switch every other night so that the other one can get some sleep.
Don't buy too much of anything - meaning don't buy a bunch of one diaper type or one wipe type or one bottle type or even one pacifier type because you never know what your baby is going to like. We stalked up on one bottle type - and our son didn't do well with it - so I had to figure out how I was going to sell it so I could get the bottle type that he wanted.
Also, we ended up having a preemie - BIG SURPRISE - and they get your baby use to one diaper, wipe and pacifier type - and they were all opposite of what I had so I ended up returning a lot of things.
Sarelnad:Discuss what kind of parents they want to be. What their roles will be, how involved will in laws be, ect.
This exactly. There are a million "fun answers" I could say but this is something I wish we did more.
On the serious side, talk about how you plan to discipline, daily care (home and after work), feedings, etc...
fun side - register for baby stuff together (even though he says IDK, you did all the research. Trust me, he'll get into it.). Go on a babymoon, especially if it's been awhile since you've gone on a vacation.
Talk about everything. What you expect from him in terms of helping, with the baby and around the house. What he expects from you.
Prepare your Hubby for the hormones that are coming. My DH did EVERYTHING right and I still was so mad / upset with him in the beginning. He was helping me and taking care of me, and I felt like he didn't care enough about me or our baby. He understood that it wasn't me who was upset, but the hormones. From other women I've talked to, this is a really common thing to feel.
Then... Go and see a movie in a theatre. Go out to dinner, Clean your house really well. If you enjoy it, spend a day cooking and freezing meals.
Build a solid foundation together. Take time to really enjoy your life as just the two of you. Sleep in, run errands together, have lots of fun. Grow your relationship and really love each other.
I know my answer was a more sappy than what you're looking for, but I think it's most important!