Thank you, Baby K!!
#2 - DON'T
#3 - DO hire help. It is best if this help is related to you by blood and can be compensated by unlimited Rice Krispy bars with white chocolate drizzle.
#4 - DON'T forget to vacuum the rug in the eat-in area of the kitchen.
The one everyone will need to walk over to see the gifts.
The one 2 feet from where all the guests will sit.
The one where the dogs sleep 23 of the 24 hours of the day.
The dogs who have a 5-inch thick undercoat that goes through a weekly molting.
Yes, that rug.
#5 - DO enjoy everyone who walks through the door, swoon over all the beautiful, tiny girly items, hold the baby every chance you get. And when everyone leaves, put your feet up, bask in the clean house, and ladle yourself many large cups of coffee punch. Many.