Motherhood is a big transition and if you are a first time mother, you would want to be prepared. While you are pregnant, you might want to design the nursery and do up a room or a corner for the baby. It is not recommended that you stock up on a lot of things, especially clothes as they will outgrow them in no time and it is wise to buy them as you need them. Nevertheless, do get a few basic articles of clothing and utilities that you will need for the baby. If you need maternity leave, you might want to think it through. While you will be away at the hospital, have someone ready to take care of your other kids, if any. Even after all the preparation, be ready for last minute changes as babies have a habit of upsetting the best laid plans by arriving unexpectedly.