There are thousands of resources and reading materials for you to study up on before the baby comes. The information spans from everything to breathing techniques to how to build your own crib. So don’t get overwhelmed. Think of it as trying to study up on anything else. Spend some time finding the right books for you and read them. Absorb the information and move on to the next one. The more aspects you are familiar with the better prepared you will be (and the less likely you will freak out).
This baby is going to need some stuff. You should make a detailed list of it all. Don’t think that everything will come in the form of cool baby shower gifts, because they probably wont. You need to make sure you go out and get the stuff you need. Cool baby clothes like that Johnny Cash onesie you saw online are great thing to get because they keep things light and fun.
This is an excellent way to gain valuable knowledge, so ask the questions, write them down, and find the answers.
The crib, the diapers, the changing table, all these things should be ready to go when the baby comes home with you. This will make you life so much easier.