Preparing for your first baby is all in your mind. Ready yourself for the experience and try to live in the moment. Nine months goes by faster than you'd think it does. Don't focus on how painful you think it might be, just try to remain calm and enjoy the ride. No matter how many kids you end up having, the first time is always special and you'll remember it forever. Just remember to breathe in, breathe out, take your pre-natal vitamins, eat healthy foods, avoid all the bad stuff, and have a good time. Since everything is new it's all a learning experience for you. Nothing comes close to the experience of having your first baby. That being said, here are some of the best pieces of advice handed down from mom to mom over the years.Each new change you see and feel will be something that can be explained to you again and again, but words can't do it justice. Expect the Unexpected When You're Expecting - You might think you're ready, you might convince yourself that you can handle anything that comes your way, but there will be things that throw you for a loop no matter how prepared you are. You can't plan for every contingency when you're having your first baby, so don't stress about the minor details. You have to accept things the way they are and do the best with what you have. It may not be the perfect situation and you may not have everything in place that you wanted, but you have to make due. It won't stop you from having an amazing experience with your first baby.Don't Let Perfect Get in the Way of Great - Things don't have to be a certain way for your pregnancy. You might have envisioned how things would be when you got pregnant for the first time, but it's never the same as you imagined.