so, i've only been doing this mum thing for a couple of years but i thought i would give you all some (unsolicited) advice.
mum tip #1 is; get a big bed.
it is a little known fact that your bed shrinks when your first baby arrives. when o-o was born, our double bed, previously cosy & comfortable suddenly felt so very, very small. we invested in a super king, it virtually fills the room but makes a world of difference, now i can adopt my starfish sleeping position unencumbered. in my view the bed can never be too big!