6. Accept help
When you have a new baby people will want to help, and mostly people enjoy helping- so let them! You might have offers of help from people you didn't expect, like friends, neighbours and colleagues, gracefully accept all cooked meals, offers to fold washing or clean the house- if you keep saying no people will stop offering, and it's a lot harder to ask for help than it is to accept it. Unless their way of helping is cuddling the baby while you stack the dishwasher, that's not helping!