Originally Posted by globetrotter
wear comfortable clothes with lots of pockets - you may be in them for a while, and the rooms can go from hot to cold quickly.
Ha, what I always tell friends who are about to become dads is "buy some cargo shorts". You will get handed more sh**t (sometimes literally, athough that's not what I meant) in the next two years than in the previous twenty. Sometimes by your wife, sometimes by the kids. Not all of it is stuff you'll want to keep in your hands. Pockets, preferably big ones and lots of them, are key.
But mostly, just trust your instincts and enjoy the experience. Common sense, hard-wired instinct, patience (lots and lots of that) and love will be of much more help in the joys and challenges ahead than anything you can read. Congratulations, good luck, and have fun.